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New Salvation Army Shop opens

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6:57am 24th September 2014

The Salvation Army are increasing their work in the local community by opening up a new shop in Dorchester today.

They've moved into a new, bigger premises on Trinity Street.

It means not only will they be able to sell more stock - but they'll have a second floor where they'll run activities.

Jamie Slater, their community development manager spoke to Wessex FM;

"We're going to have a couple of days a week where the seniors can come in, and play board games and meet new friends. They can also have coffee and tea for just £1. Then another couple of days a week, we'll be running craft workshops where people can learn new skills."

There's also another side of their work they'll be able to expand on, which you might not know about.

Jamie explains;

"Elderly folk that go into Dorset County Hospital in the middle of the night who don't have family in the local area, we provide them with clothes and toiletries as its important they have dignity."

The charity also provides hundreds of Christmas presents for children every year, as well as food parcels for the homeless.

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