Charity Registration No: 1171790 01729 823 626 info@settleswimmingpool.co.uk Kendal Road Giggleswick Settle North Yorkshire BD24 0BU

Settle Pool Charity Shop

Online sales

Online sales have proved to be extremely successful during the lockdowns

It wasn’t long before we realised that we might have to expand into the online market.  Facebook facilitated this by already having selling pages accessed by people who live locally.

Many items are too large to be stored in the shop, examples of which are gym-sized fitness trainer, sailing boat, complete kitchen, bikes, cots, beds, wardrobes and many other items that would be impossible to sell from our small retail outlet.  Hence our online selling commenced.  Many items are brought to our houses, from where we do our selling.  Often the articles remain in situ (eg the kitchen and dinghy).  We photograph them and arrange to meet the buyers at the premises of the donor.  We decide on a price based on the ‘sold’ price for the same or similar item on eBay.  If an item is new, we usually ask for half the new price.

Often people will contact us directly to ask if we could sell their bed, or dining table and chairs, for them.  The more we sell, the more people get to know us.  During the pandemic we have been careful with sanitising our hands and the articles if practical.

As the donations increased, and the virus was still part of our lives, we realised that it was no longer practical to take donations in the shop, as everything that was given to us required a period of three days' quarantine…so we bought a container.  This is located at the pool. Prior to the last lockdown, this was extremely successful, collecting on Tuesdays and Fridays between 09:30 and 12:30.  Items which were donated on Tuesdays, were quarantined until Friday, before being transported to the shop, or home for online selling.  Friday’s donations remained in the container until Tuesday.  We were fortunate to have the help of a local lady, who due to Covid was unable to continue her catering business, but owned a pick-up truck, which was ideal for transporting goods to the shop.

Would you like to help in our popular shop?

Would you like to spend a morning or afternoon once a week working in our fundraising shop? Work in the shop includes taking money on the till, sorting donated goods, pricing goods, putting stock out on the shop floor, tidying up etc. The work is interesting and varied and you will meet lots of people. The shop is at 3 Duke Street, Settle, next to the Lion. All money raised supports the continued operation of the pool and to help to pay for improvements. Without the shop the pool could not stay open.

If you are interested in volunteering some time please contact Rosie Sanderson on 01729 825944 or rosiesanderson19@gmail.com

Welcome to Settle Pool Charity Shop!

 Shop and Donation Point Opening Hours

The New Shop Opening hours are Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sundays: Closed

All donations should be taken to the container in the swimming pool car park which will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you all.

For more details, visit our Facebook page here

Settle Area Swimming Pool Fundraising Shop.