New ‘pop up shop’ will raise funds for Louth’s Community Larder

Mayor Andrew Leonard cuts the ribbon to open the new 'pop up shop' next to St James' Church. EMN-150603-104732001
Mayor Andrew Leonard cuts the ribbon to open the new 'pop up shop' next to St James' Church. EMN-150603-104732001

A new ‘pop up shop’ has opened in Louth today (Friday March 6), which aims to raise much-needed funds for the town’s Community Larder over the next few weeks.

The new shop is based at Church House, next to St James’ Church, and it will be selling vintage, retro and branded goods that have been donated. Just ten per cent of the money raised will go towards renting the property, with the remaining 90 per cent of money going to Louth’s Community Larder which provides food to those in need.

The shop will be there for just a few weeks, after which a permanent tenant will move in to the building.

One of the volunteers running the store, Dawn Blakey, said: “We are raising money for the Community Larder as it is the one charity that really does help people here in Louth.

“It’s been four weeks in the pipeline and it’s a relief to finally be open. I’ve really enjoyed it so far.”

Mayor of Louth, Andrew Leonard, was invited to cut the ribbon this morning.

The Mayor said: “It’s a great use of this shop in a very prominent position, and I wish the team all the best for this fundraising project. This is a very innovative way of raising money for a local charity and, at the same time, recycling donated items.”

Rector of Louth, Rev Nick Brown, added: “It is great to have something like this here for a few weeks to raise much-needed funds for the Community Larder.”

• The pop up shop will be open between 10am-3pm every day for at least the next couple of weeks.