REV320 has developed from a well-established Christian charity, Care4Romania (C4R).
C4R was set up in 2003 to work with the Roma gypsy people in the ghetto villages on the outskirts of Sighisoara, Transylvania.
A marginalised people, they live in very poor conditions and face prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in their daily lives. Over the last 10 years we have built and repaired houses for the Roma people and spent many hours in outreach, seeking to show these disadvantaged and rejected people the love of Jesus.
We now feel strongly that it is time to expand our work to include projects locally in the Stockport area, in addition to our work overseas.
The current economic climate has led to unprecedented levels of poverty in our town. Loss of employment, illness, changes in entitlement to state benefits and rising prices have resulted in financial pressures that are often hidden, but nonetheless mean real misery for those struggling to meet their everyday needs.
We opened our first charity shop to generate funds for our projects, but quickly found that the shop had much more to offer than an income! Many drop in on a regular basis for a cup of tea and a chat, to ask for prayer…… and of course, to make a purchase as well. The shop appeals both to those looking for unique, retro and shabby chic items, and to those just looking for bargain clothing and household goods.