With the new Designer Outlet West Midlands rumoured to open on April 12 as the temporary lockdown of non-essential retail comes to an end, neighbours Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children say they believe the McArthur Glen development will be a great boost to the local community.

The three Newlife stores – the flagship Newlife SuperStore, Newlife at Home and Newlife Plus – all based off Hemlock Way, are just a two minute walk from the new development and sell high street and designer clothes and accessories and homeware at bargain prices.

Stock is donated to Newlife by 300 leading retailers and manufacturers from around the UK and Europe, including River Island, Primark and Amazon and includes end of line surplus stock, faulty items and customer returns that would otherwise be destined for landfill.

All money raised through Newlife’s stores goes towards providing specialist disability equipment and support to disabled and terminally children and their families across the UK.

Harjinder Samra, Deputy Commercial Director at Newlife said: “At Newlife we want to offer a warm welcome to the stores at the new designer outlet. We are one of the biggest local employers, so it’s great to see even more employment opportunities for people, especially as lockdown has been so hard for many businesses, with some sadly shutting their doors for good.

“More brands giving stock a second lifecycle is also something we welcome as this is great news for the environment, which is something Newlife has been passionate about since it began 30 years ago.

“As the designer outlet is right on our doorstep, it means destination shoppers who travel to Cannock will now have even more choice across both sites, which I’m sure will attract even more customers, which can only be a good thing for everyone, especially disabled children.”

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