Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

Unique community shop for Lewsey Farm

A unique community shop serving a dual purpose has opened in Lewsey Farm.

It aims to provide low cost furniture, fashions and bric-a-brac to the local community, with all profits going towards helping the homeless.

It’s the fourth in NOAH Enterprise’s growing retail operation and will be open Monday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Chief executive Jim O’Connor said:

This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and it’s wonderful to see our dream of running a community shop to help both local people and the homeless become a reality. This has been our first opportunity to do something along these lines and it’s situated in the old bakery with a generous 1,200 sq ft of space. If it’s as successful as we anticipate, there will be more in the future.

Head of retail Joan Martin said:

Opening the shop can only enhance the work we already do in the community. People can come in and enjoy great products at affordable prices while simultaneously supporting Bedfordshire’s homeless. It’s a great addition to NOAH Enterprise and will hopefully go from strength to strength.

The new shop was officially opened at the beginning of the month by the vicar of St Hugh’s in Lewsey Farm, Rev Joe Pienaar , and curate Andy Gliddon.

NOAH already has three outlets in the town – the furniture store at Power Court, the boutique in the town centre and the shop below the NOAH Academy in High Town.

For more information or call 01582 728416