“We’re almost fully booked for the first week of opening and have already got about 2,500 people booked in for the first two weeks, even though we haven’t gone out to tell customers,” says pub owner Tim Foster, who runs the four-strong Yummy Pubs chain.
However, charity shops are better prepared this time, Mr Osterley said. Take for example Stockport hospice charity, Beechwood Cancer Care. There's been a queue of customers at its Heald Green precinct. But it is only open to shoppers, not droppers, this week.