New Mother, Baby and Children's Charity Emporium Opens in AndoverThe Alabaré charity shop located in Andover High Street has undergone a transformation and reopened on Monday 19th October as a mother, baby and children’s specific shop.

Andover & Villages paid the shop a visit on Friday and we were met by a huge variety of items on offer, from baby and children clothes to maternity wear, bedding and curtains to brighten any nursery, a huge variety toys and books for children of all ages and baby essentials such as highchairs, stairgates, pushchairs and potties.

Area Manager Lynn Ireland explained the idea behind the change of direction for the shop, “Aside from a furniture specific store in Amesbury, Alabaré have never opened a shop like this before, but we know from the clients that we deal with that there is a huge demand for good quality children and baby clothes and all the other paraphernalia. Since we have been in stocking the shop we have had so many people knocking on the door, interested to know what we are doing.”

Alabaré are currently looking for volunteers to help in the shop, and welcome donations of clothing, toys and baby equipment. For more information you can contact Lynn on 07765405492.

Founded in 1991, Alabaré Christian Care and Support is a charity that works with vulnerable and marginalised people in our communities, supporting and enabling them to live an enjoyable and independent life. The people they help include those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, Young people, adults with learning disabilities, people with mental ill-health and veterans (through their Homes for Veterans initiative) 

Homes for Veterans is a vital service run by Alabaré that supports service men and women across the UK who have served our country, and who experience difficulty adjusting to civilian life. Homes for Veterans take great pride in our work helping veterans of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to gain the skills and confidence they need to move on to their own accommodation.

The Alabare shop is located at 75 High Street, Andover SP10 1LR

For more information about Alabaré visit the website

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