Latest Great News - Expansion of Baby Room at the Pad!

There is some fantastic news for parents – the baby and toddler department at the Pad, Shepley Street, Stalybridge is being extended. That means even more pre-loved bargains will be available, and as all the money raised goes directly to Willow Wood Hospice, shoppers will be helping patients and their families as well as making great savings themselves.

Pauline Lunt, Willow Wood’s new Retail Operations Manager said: “We all know how expensive raising a family is, and how soon babies outgrow their prams, cots, clothes and toys! Given the current economic situation it’s even more important to spend wisely, so if you’ve a baby on the way or are a new grandparent you’ll be pleased to know that we are extending the very popular baby department here at the Pad.

“It’s in response to customer demand. This section of our store has always been very busy, but recently stock has been flying off the shelves. And as our supporters donate such high-quality and barely used goods, we made the decision to extend the department.”

The baby and toddler section will be re-sited to the first floor of the store. This means that for the next few weeks the café will be closed and refurbished as well, re-opening in about four weeks’ time. “We’re going back to basics a little,” said Pauline. “Most of our customers come in for a speciality coffee, cake or light snack and that’s what we’ll be concentrating on. We’ll still have a smart, clean and bright Coffee Shop where you can relax over a tasty treat, but customer research has shown that well priced and good quality baby items are what people in the area are looking for.”

The new department will reopen the first week in November in plenty of time to buy those Christmas gifts. Nearly new toys, books and clothing will be in plentiful supply, along with all the necessities to furnish a nursery. “We’ll be announcing the re-opening date as soon as we can,” said Pauline, “so please keep in touch by checking our social media, where we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the changes.”

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