A CHARITY shop that has made a huge difference to the high street in Tyldesley has been nominated for a national award due to its work in the community.

Expanding their Ince-based charity shop to Elliott Street, Anna Hart and Jenny Mcavoy opened 'Action Station' in Tyldesley back in March.

With the idea to form a charity shop that becomes a real part of the community, people donate pre-loved items to Action Station with all of the money raised going towards vital projects in the local area.

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Leigh Journal: The charity shop uses its income to support community projectsThe charity shop uses its income to support community projects (Image: Leigh Journal)

Following their admirable work in the community, such as supporting community cafes, support groups, and women in sport, Action Station has now been nominated for an award as part of a national competition run by the online selling site eBay.

Highlighting the positive impact that independent businesses and charities have had in the community, Action Station has been nominated as part of the Social Impact category, which would see the charity shop gifted £10,000 to help continue their goals.

With online voting ending this week, Jenny said that the award win would not only help to further their community projects but also be a huge boost to the charity shop's reputation.

Leigh Journal: The new shop front at Action Station on Elliott StreetThe new shop front at Action Station on Elliott Street (Image: Action Station)

The cash prize would also be a big help for Action Station after the Elliott Street shop was broken into last month, with the window smashed and till dragged out of the shop.

Despite the damage that this incident caused, the community came together to raise money for the charity shop and get it back on its feet.

Leigh Journal: The charity shop was damaged in early JulyThe charity shop was damaged in early July (Image: Action Station)

To further boost Action Station's reputation and income, Jenny and Anna are also organising a summer 'fun day' on Wednesday, August 9, with a raffle, prizes and children's activities planned.

To vote for Action Station to win eBay's Social Impact award, you can visit this link.