Flooded store opens doors

NAWN 1410132AM1 Cancer Research Shop.  Staff members Francoise Brundrett, June Hinchcliffe(manager), Ann Hall and Irene Welbourn after the clean up. (1410132AM1)
NAWN 1410132AM1 Cancer Research Shop. Staff members Francoise Brundrett, June Hinchcliffe(manager), Ann Hall and Irene Welbourn after the clean up. (1410132AM1)

A Tadcaster charity shop which lost stock and fittings during flash floods this summer has reopened.

Yorkshire Cancer Research were left counting the costs and forced to close after waves of muddy flood water swept through the Bridge Street premises in August.

Speaking at the reopening on Monday voluntary shop manager June Hinchcliffe said: “Thanks must go to everyone who helped get the shop back to normal and up and running.

“We’re now appealing for donations to be dropped off so we can try to make up for the money lost during the past two months.”

The shop, which makes up to £200 a day and has been open in Tadcaster for more than 40 years, made a financial loss while it remained closed.

The carpet had to be replaced with new flooring and many donations were damaged.

Premises on Bridge Street in Tadcaster were hit as a deluge of water poured down in a short time and drains became blocked.

The situation was made worse by cars being driven through the flooded highway and causing waves.

Yorkshire Cancer Research volunteers had to throw away not just carpets but donations .

At the time June said: “It is just devastating having to throw away items that have been donated but with them being flood-damaged we just couldn’t sell them.”