’New look’ store for Woodstock non-profit

The Noah team at the Selling Seconds store, clockwise from bottom left, are Jane Mills, Annemieka Doyle, Trymore Jemwa, Beverley van Wyk, Theresa Lee and Mellisa Petersen.

The Neighbourhood Old Age Home (NOAH) unveiled its newly renovated second-hand shop in Woodstock on Monday August 16.

The shop, which sells an assortment of goods, including clothing, toys, bric-à-brac and sporting goods, was known as the Tressle Table for the past 15 years. It is now called Selling Seconds.

Jane Mills, head of social enterprise at the non-profit organisation, said the store would help to fund Noah’s services. “It will subsidise our housing programme, health programme and psycho-social programme.”

The shop was closed for five weeks for renovations that were made possible by local contractors and donations from retailers. The shop is now painted white and has new door rails, wooden bargain bins, a point-of-sales system, a change room, sewing room and wash room. There is also more space for customers to browse.

Ms Mills said that like many non-profits, Noah’s fund-raising efforts had been hurt by the impact of Covid-19.

“Hopefully with the new renovations it will be able to make it up,” she said.

Annemieke Doyle, who took over as the store manager two months ago, said she hoped the renovations would make for a more pleasing shopping experience.

Selling Seconds, at 19 Regent Road, Woodstock, is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 3pm. Call 021 447 6334 or visit noah.org.za for more information.

Noah handyman Trymore Jemwa helps customers sanitise before entering the store.