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Revamped Watford Home-Start charity shop opened by elected mayor Dorothy Thornhill
A newly-renovated charity shop has been officially opened in Watford by the town's elected mayor, Dorothy Thornhill.
The revamped Home-Start Charity Shop, in Lord Street, was opened for business on Friday, and experienced record sales.
Home-Start is a national family support charity, which helps parents to build better lives for their children.
Mayor Dorothy Thornhill inspecting the wares in Home-Start with store manager Lisa Hardman.
Emma Power, scheme manager, said: "With the ever-growing uncertainty of statutory funding for charity work, the charity shop plays a vital role in providing funding for Home-Start’s core work in supporting families in the local community."
The charity received help from John Lewis, who donated fixtures and fittings, from Hilton Hotels, who provided eight employees to paint the shop, and Sainsbury’s who donated drinks and cakes for the launch party.
Ms Power added: "The Home-Start Charity shop is not purely about making money it also is there to provide a service to the local community.
"The charity shop keeps its prices affordable so customers who are struggling financially can purchase clothing for themselves, their children and items for their home that they would not otherwise be able to afford."
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