Crisis Centre Ministries are pleased to announce that the charity RE:MISSION have bought Changing Lives (Clevedon) Ltd.
The Changing Lives charity shops were jointly set up by CCM and Alabare in 2010, to provide an income stream to the two charities as well as offering volunteering opportunities to service users. In 2016, both charities entered into sale negotiations with RE:MISSION. Based in Clevedon they help those recovering from addiction with training for employment, access to advice and support, and accommodation. With synergy between all three parties’ activities, amicable discussions resulted in an agreement to transfer full ownership of Changing Lives to RE:MISSION at the 1st April 2017. Proceeds from the sale will help to support CCM’s income targets.
David Tomlinson, chairman of Trustees at RE:MISSION, said: “This is a major step for the charity to take and we are excited to be able to help by investing in Changing Lives so it can build on the successes already achieved. There is a growing demand for donated goods of all sorts together with helpers for many different roles.”
Andy Street, Chair of the CCM board added: “Changing Lives has established an important presence in Clevedon, Weston and Bristol, and the new owners are committed to its further growth and development.”
The takeover comes after RE:MISSION began working closely with the Changing Lives shop in Queens Square to help offer skills training through a furniture up-cycling workshop.