White Stuff store opens and partners with BYHP

Tim Tarby-Donald cuts the ribbon to open White Stuff store on High Street with Store Manager Susie Barrass and staff Beth Blakeley and Katie Gray NNL-160925-100715009

Tim Tarby-Donald cuts the ribbon to open White Stuff store on High Street with Store Manager Susie Barrass and staff Beth Blakeley and Katie Gray NNL-160925-100715009

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Clothing retailer White Stuff held its official ribbon cutting on Saturday September 24 and announced its charitable partnership with Banbury based BYHP.

The partnership with Banbury Young Homelessness Project is one of over 100 the retailer has with local charities via the White Stuff Foundation.

Started in 2010 the foundation has so far raised almost £2 million for it’s local partnership charities and stores donate at least 1 per cent of their profits to the foundation.

Additionally the Banbury store, located on Banbury High Street, will raise funds in-store via donations for the complementary tea and coffee and through the pick-and-mix sweet counter.

Susie Barrass, store manager, said: “All of the White Stuff stores try to be as locally responsible as possible so they all team up with local charity.

“We chose BYHP and we will be working in conjunction with them doing fundraising events.”

White Stuff staff will also be donating their time and plans are in the pipeline for in-store crafting events to be held with all donations going to BYHP.

Tim Tarby-Donald, head of business at the charity said: “The BYHP team have been working very hard over the last year to increase awareness of the crucial services we provide to over 200 young people a year and White Stuff’s decision to partner with BYHP in Banbury will be an opportunity to further improve awareness of our work and the charity more generally.

“We are very excited and delighted to have this opportunity to partner with such a community focused retail brand as White Stuff.”