“ Scope is committed to overcoming the personal, structural and attitudinal barriers that prevent those with disability from participating in community life and works to make our community more inclusive, more accessible and more welcoming. „
The Charity Scope in particular, holds a very special place in my heart. I am fortunate to have a wonderful, healthy son with another on the way but my sister has a little girl with Cerabal Palsy which is heartbreaking but she is a magnificant girl and I am always popping into our Local Scope to check it out! Always on a tight budget, and with a forever growing toddler, I find that I am always buying clothes for him which he never gets much wear out of them. This is wear I find Charity shops come in handy because there are other people like myself who have always got excellent quality kids clothes to give away and so I buy alot of clothes from there for my son. Most of the time there is nothing wrong with them, just a wash in the machine and they are as good as new and with many items less than a £1 who can grumble. So come on everyone out there, it makes sense, dont feel embarrased by going in to have a look round, you are saving money and most importantly are helping excellent causes!
It would be a waste of time to claim that one charity shop is 'better' than another one. Basically, if you're serious about finding that dirt-cheap bargain, you're going to have to look through every rail of every second-hand shop in your local town and even then there is a chance that you might return home emptyhanded. However, Scope does seem to charge pretty low prices and gets in new stock almost every day. As the other review mentions, they've recently started accepting credit cards which means you don't have to beg the volunteer to hold that dream purchase while you run around to the cash machine! They usually have a decent selection of books too, although those which might be collectable are usually put behind glass and the price is increased accordingly. I do wish that Scope would sort items by size instead of colour. This means that you spend much less time rooting through clothes that are miles too big/small anyway! All in all, well worth a visit for the second hand shopper with patience and time to spare.
As I'm the type of person who doesn't carry a lot of cash around with me and have many times had to dash to a cash machine when I have found something that i want to buy but no more. But no moreI was very surprised and pleasedwhen I visited my local Scope shop recently to see that they have started accepting credit cards for purchases. Also in my local store it is their policy that they will change items if you return them with the receipt so check if it applies in your shop as well if you fancy something for a member of your family. I just hope that the credit card company are not charging them too much for using the service.