Picture by Julian Brown for the PDSA

Coronation Street actress Lisa George has opened a brand new charity shop in Ashton which will raise vital funds for sick and injured pets across the North West.

The shop on Warrington Street will sell pre-loved, new items and pet products, all at bargain prices. The profits will help fund vet charity PDSA’s nationwide service.

Lisa, who is best known for playing Beth Tinker in the long-running soap, cut the ribbon to officially open the shop in front of staff, volunteers and customers and Corrie fans.

She said: “I’m delighted to open Ashton’s PDSA Shop and would like to congratulate everyone on their hard work in making this a reality.

“I love finding quirky pieces of vintage clothing and homeware, so I’m really in my element here! I’d encourage locals to check out the brilliant new shop too and find some bargains and help poorly pets at the same time.”

Picture by Julian Brown for the PDSA

It’s been full steam ahead and we’re very excited to be opening a new shop in Ashton,” said shop manager Elaine Gillespie.

“We’ve been very busy behind the scenes to get the shop ready and I want to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers who’ve gone the extra mile to help make this happen.

“If you’re having a spring clean or decluttering your home, why not donate your unwanted items to us? We’re appealing for all types of donations, clothing, homeware, DVDs and books. And every penny we raise will help local sick and injured pets.”

This new PDSA shop will raise funds to provide veterinary care to the pets in need in Manchester.

PDSA is currently building a brand new, state-of-the-art facility to care for pets in need in Manchester.

The £2.4 million Manchester PDSA pet wellbeing centre, The Montague-Panton Hospital, will open to pet patients later this year.

To find out more about the shop, to make a donation or to enquire about volunteering please call 0800 854 194 or click below.

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