A Bolton homelessness charity has listed ten of its weirdest, most unique, and wonderful charity shop items on its new eBay store.

Emmaus Bolton have listed various items online with funds raised from the online shop helping the charity to provide a home at its community off Fletcher Street in Bolton and support for people forced into homelessness.  

While the charity’s eBay listings will mainly consist of brand name-clothing and fashion, ‘emmaus_bolton’ will also feature some of the more unusual, donated items. 

Director Tony Stephenson said: “We wanted to include some surprises over the next few weeks alongside the designer fashion on eBay.

“If you can’t get to our charity shops on Fletcher Street in Bolton for a browse, you will be able to find some very special items online.

“I think knowing that your support helps people who are working together to change lives and help others, makes these items even more special.” 

For those intrigued about the top ten most unusual items on offer, here is a list.

  • Ending Sunday - Reborn Baby Doll "Ariella" - This lifelike doll by artist Reva Schick is a 22-inch, 4.7-pound creation with astonishing detail. While showing signs of wear, Ariella remains incredibly realistic and awaits a new home.  

The Bolton News: Reborn dollReborn doll (Image: Emmaus Bolton)

  • Whistling vodka / whiskey decanter from Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Russia - Crafted in 1966, this decanter from the former USSR combines artistry and musical whimsy, producing unique tones as liquid is poured in or out.  

The Bolton News: Whistling vodka / whiskey decanter from Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, RussiaWhistling vodka / whiskey decanter from Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Russia (Image: Emmaus Bolton)

  • Sequin Mermaid Tail fleece blanket - A dazzling and whimsical addition to any costume collection, this sequin mermaid tail promises enchantment and sparkle. 

The Bolton News: Sequin Mermaid Tail Fleece BlanketSequin Mermaid Tail Fleece Blanket (Image: Emmaus Bolton)

  • LEGO 10282 Adidas Originals Superstar Trainers - A retired LEGO set, this replica includes iconic adidas Originals Superstar graphics, the signature shell toe, trefoil logo, and 3-stripes mark.   
  • 1930s Battery Call Telephone - A glimpse into history, this item may have played a role during the Great War, sparking intrigue and curiosity.  

The Bolton News: 1930s Battery Call Telephone1930s Battery Call Telephone (Image: Emmaus Bolton)

  • Kids’ Wookie Onesie - Perfect for young Star Wars fans, this Wookie-themed onesie invites children to embrace their imagination.  
  • Upcycled John Morris and Sons of Salford Branch Firehose Nozzle-Turned Light - A creative and functional masterpiece, this transformed firehose nozzle now illuminates spaces with a unique story.  
  • Camel Tea Cosy with Retractable Tea Rest - A playful tea accessory featuring an embroidered camel tea cosy and a circular tea rest. 
  • Cat Rucksack - A charming fusion of a cat and a rucksack, making a quirky statement and a practical accessory all in one.  
  • WW2 ARP Warden’s Helmet - A historic relic from World War Two, this ARP warden's helmet offers a tangible connection to the past.  

The Bolton News: WW2 ARP Warden’s HelmetWW2 ARP Warden’s Helmet (Image: Emmaus Bolton)

Sadly, the most unusual item the homelessness charity has received this year, a full-sized dinghy, won’t be listing, as it was snapped up within 24 hours of posting on Emmaus Bolton’s Facebook page.

Based off Fletcher Street, Bolton, BL3 6NF, Emmaus Bolton has several charity shops, a garden centre, furniture-making workshop, upcycling service and Scrap Store of recycled arts and crafts.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9-5pm and Saturdays 10-4pm.  

To make a purchase or browse the charity’s eBay account, visit https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/emmaus_bolton or give the charity a follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/emmausbolton/  

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