A charity store will close permanently to help continue its vital services after a strategic review.
Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers are holding a massive sale to get rid of their remaining stock as Lord Street’s charity store Watford is set to close next Saturday (January 15).
The charity hopes to keep its “core service” by increasing its affordable counseling service and expanding support groups, the board said.
In a statement, Home-Start, which supports families with at least one child under five, says the decision was “not taken lightly.”
The statement reads: “Home-Start Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere has seen a substantial increase in referrals to its services over the past year, with the pandemic contributing significantly to the hardships already faced by the most vulnerable in our community. ”
Home-Start also congratulates the volunteers, staff, customers and supporters for the work done over the years.
The statement concludes: “Our charity remains committed to helping families with young children in Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere.
“We hope you all continue to be a part of our Home-Start community as we look ahead and build our plans for the future, and as we continue to grow and change to continue to meet the needs of our community. ”
Currently, the store has a clearance sale where everything is 50% off both online and in the store until next Friday (January 14).
Items include shoes, jewelry, children’s clothing, toys, CDs, DVDs and other half-price items.