Spalding’s Pound Away is good quality and good price

Antony and Rachel Slack. Photo: SG111114-118TW
Antony and Rachel Slack. Photo: SG111114-118TW
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Pastor Antony Slack and his wife Rachel moved to the Bourne area a couple of years ago to expand their ministry.

Since then, they have dropped leaflets through people’s doors explaining their work and offering to carry out jobs like grass cutting and rubbish removal in return for a donation to help fund the ministry.

While there is no permanent church building and group prayer meetings are held in people’s homes, Antony has started using an upper room at The Willows in Rippingale occasionally.

It was a chance discussion with their milkman, Richard Twait, whose family owns the former Butters shop premises in Spalding, that led to the idea of opening a charity shop there.

Stock for the shop comes from donations, house clearances and items left in containers at the end of auctions.

It ranges from clothing to curtains, carpets and beds.

Antony, who says there is plenty of storage space at the shop and in a large container at Bourne, says everything is second-hand and reusable. He adds: “It is good quality at a good price, nothing dirty or rubbish.”