Community Support Initiative is a local charitable organisation who raise funds for local causes by selling furniture and collectibles which are donated by the generous people of Newton Aycliffe and surrounding areas.

At the present time we have in stock wall units, tables, beds, sofas, small items of furniture, bric-a-brac and other more unusual items – just ask, you never know.

Since opening in mind-June we have managed to raise over £1000 for local causes such as CREE, Prickly Haven, Northern Citrines, Quinn’s Retreat as well as goods donated to Redworth House and Rose Lodge. We have also donated furniture to people in need.

Unfortunately, the new local lockdown is reducing footfall into the shop. We understand times are hard for most at the moment and people are wary of using non-essential shops and other businesses, so we are going to take this lockdown as an opportunity to rearrange the premises and start to look at other ways to raise funds as best we can. We feel it may be better to sell online and offer a delivery service to alleviate people’s understandable apprehension.

We will be closing for two weeks from Friday 16th October and will reopen on Monday 2nd November, depending on current restrictions.

We will be holding a ‘pop up’ stall in the Big Club car park on Saturday 17th October from 11am to raise funds for NASSL and Prickly Haven. As well as a sale, the charities would welcome any donations of blankets or towels to keep rescued animals warm and day.

For any enquiries on furniture or other enquiries please ring Brian on 07951 947993