The Burrell Shop
The community shop, open to people living in the Burrell Ward, works on a membership basis: customers can buy fresh, frozen, dried and tinned food, alongside essential toiletries, nappies and personal care items.
All stock is donated by charities and supporters, including Fareshare, HISChurch, Country Food Trust and other local food suppliers. Products are available at a hugely reduced cost, with one shoppers reporting a saving of £30 on their weekly shop, and there are usually some freebies too.
Billie Lawler is the shop manager: “People in our community are struggling. If you’re receiving just 80% of your usual wage or have lost your job, it can be impossible to manage” she says. “The Burrell Shop is helping people stretch their income further to ensure no one goes hungry.”