There was a good turn out yesterday morning to see the opening of the Audlem Charity Shop. Outside the shop in a gazebo there were also sales of jewellery and plants
In her opening remarks Ann Bowles, chair of Audlem Charity Shop, congratulated all the volunteers who had worked so hard to refurbish the shop in time for the reopening.
She particularly thanked the local tradesmen who had given their time free of charge to help with the more technical issues: Julian Slack of Elmbreck Technical Services for his electrical work, Pete Webb for the Plumbing and Rick Youle for the building aspects of the refurbishment.
John Johnson of Eljay Risk Management Ltd of Madeley was also thanked for his invaluable help and advice with the fire and health and safety changes required before the shop could be reopened, his services again given free of charge.
Ann Bowles on the right is pictured with Pam Vickers, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Martin Keighley a Trustee of St Luke's Hospice (ed DSCO5416) to whom this years takings will be donated.
Pam and Martin cut the ribbon and reopened the shop. The shop stayed open well into the afternoon and benefited from a steady stream of visitors both from the village and further afield resulting in proceeds well in excess of £400.
Thanks to all who attended and contributed to a most successful day.
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