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15th Jun, 2021

Halving the shop: Boomerang in massive sale to cut rising rent bill

BIG HEARTED Redditch charity Boomerang is holding a massive sale after being faced with a 100 per cent increase in its rent bill.

The Hewell Road facility, offers secondhand quality furniture at bargain prices to help out the borough’s hard up families.

But manager Pauline Thorne said they’d been told by their landlord that their rent will go from £1,500 to £3,000 a month, leaving Boomerang with either finding new premises or to staying put and squeezing all their stock into just half of the floorspace they currently occupy.

“We barely make the £1,500 a month so £3,000 was just impossible,” said Pauline.

“So we are going for half the shop as we don’t want to give up on the hard pressed people of Redditch.”

To make room a big clearance sale is being organised to ensure what’s left can fit in their premises.

“We’re all volunteers here, we don’t take any money out and we’re just getting by buy hopefully we’ll be able to shift some of the furniture,” said Pauline.

Boomerang helps the local community by recycling furniture, fittings, and household items that people could not otherwise afford.

However it isn’t just about recycling as it also provides opportunities for members of the community, including those with learning difficulties, students seeking work experience, retirees and the unemployed.

Boomerang has been given two months to vacate the other half of their premises.

It is open Monday to Friday (closed Tuesday) from 9am to 3.30pm and Saturday 9am to 1 pm.

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