Improved look for charity shop

Staff at Save the Children shop on Silver Street celebrate the official re-opening of the premises after a refurbishment with the help of Lloyds TSB by conducting a raffle. L/r June Brooke, Helen Burke, Gaynor Harland, Nora Cussens (Lloyds TSB bank manager), Pat Barsby and Pat Bray. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D4796MB
Staff at Save the Children shop on Silver Street celebrate the official re-opening of the premises after a refurbishment with the help of Lloyds TSB by conducting a raffle. L/r June Brooke, Helen Burke, Gaynor Harland, Nora Cussens (Lloyds TSB bank manager), Pat Barsby and Pat Bray. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D4796MB

A SHOP that raises money for children has been on the receiving end of a charitable effort having had its interior refurbished.

The Save the Children shop in Silver Street was treated to a new lick of paint, an improved kitchen area and storage room for donations as well as new flooring for the vibrant makeover.

The refurbishment was headed by the Lloyds Banking Group which chose the organisation as its charity of the year.

Shoppers, staff and volunteers have been delighted with the new-look store.

Freda Crompton, who fundraises for the charity, said: “It looks lovely now, a refurbishment was long overdue.

“It’s really bright and big now, we’re really happy with it.”

Staff and volunteers celebrated the reopening of the shop with a charity raffle.