9th Dec, 2016

Fashion shop gives Zoe's Place baby hospice a helping hand

Steve Carpenter 28th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ONE of Coventry’s latest fashion retailers has helped raise over £600 for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice through sales of carrier bags.

PEP&CO opened in West Orchards Shopping Centre last summer and the fashion retailer pledged to use the compulsory carrier bag levy introduced in October last year to support local communities.

The store organised a small community PEP Group to suggest where the funds could be best used with Zoe’s Place being the chosen local good cause and a total of £613 was raised for the organisation.

“With the carrier bag levies we’ve still been able to charge a little to our customers, but give a lot back to our local community,” said store manager, Rachel Simpson.

“We’d like to thank our customers for their generosity in helping towards a really worthy cause.”

PEP&CO recently shared its story in a new six-part network prime-time ITV1 series, Bargain Shop Wars, with the final episode airing on ITV1 back in June.

During the first transmissions of Bargain Shop Wars, up to 35 requests per second were being made online to its online store locator.

In April, PEP&CO opened up a web page at www.pepandco.com/bringmepep to ask customers where it should open next, and has received 30,000 entries so far.