A Community Interest Company is breathing new life into the former electrics shop in Guisborough’s Fountain Street.

After weeks of hard work – interrupted by the Covid Crisis – @Guisborough Recycling Hub CIC volunteers have updated the inside of the shop and repainted the outside, highlighting the building’s original features.

They’ll be selling donated goods and also offering a “sale or return service” on commission. As Guisborough no longer has a permanent specialist toy shop, they’ve decided to focus on preloved children’s toys and equipment, along with clothes for kids. Any profits will go to local initiatives and good causes, including Maxi’s Mates animal sanctuary.

The Recycling Hub will run educational (but fun) workshops and crafting activities, once it’s safe to do this, and they will sell locally made items too.

Text 07546 380011 if you have toys, clothes or equipment to donate.

Photo: CIC Volunteer Tamara Robinson is pictured outside the freshly painted shop front.