National healthcare charity Sue Ryder will open a new “superstore” in the district tomorrow.

The new 3,000 sq ft store in Baildon Bridge Retail Park, off Otley Road, Baildon, will sell a wide selection of second hand clothing, DVDs, homewares and furniture.

There will also be a selection of new goods for the home and garden for sale.

The superstore will raise funds to support the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, which cares for people from across the district who have life-changing conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease.

It will open at 10am and manager Sarah Pickersgill and assistant manager Zoey Hanslip will also be talking to customers about the volunteering opportunities available.

Marc Williamson, Sue Ryder Regional Retail Manager, said: “We are very excited to be welcoming the public to the launch of our new Sue Ryder superstore here in Shipley this Friday.

“The superstore allows us to sell an extensive range of second-hand and new furniture, pairing the choice of a large out-of-town store with the bargain prices you would expect of a Sue Ryder shop.

“Whether you are looking to kit out your home on a budget or dress your family for less, the Sue Ryder Shipley superstore promises to be a one-stop shop for all your needs.”

He added: “We’d love to have some extra volunteers on board here at Shipley to get stuck in with a range of tasks like sorting and pricing donations, visual merchandising, customer service and helping out on the sales desk.

“Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and build your CV, and we can even arrange a taster session so you can see if you enjoy the role.

“As well as getting incredible choice and value for money, by shopping at the Sue Ryder Shipley superstore you will also be helping to support people in West Yorkshire with life-changing conditions.”

The store is one Sue Ryder’s 450 high-street shops across the UK, including another pilot superstore that opened in Skelton in February.

The Shipley shop will join them in raising funds to continue providing hospice and neurological care across the UK, as well as education and support services in local communities to help improve the lives of individuals.

The site was the previous home of Oddbins Wine Merchant store.

Councillor Debbie Davies (Cons, Baildon) said: “The unit’s been empty for a while so it’s great news. It’s a good support for the charity.

“There is plenty of parking and it’s in a location with a large unit. It will be well supported by shoppers.”

She added: “Nobody wants empty units so it’s a good thing for other shops and businesses too.”

The Sue Ryder shop is located at Unit 2, Baildon Bridge Retail Park, BD17 7TY. For more information email