Saturday the 12th of September 2015 marked the day of a successful charity shop opening in Worcester City Centre. The new Headway shop welcomed early shoppers from 10 am on the day, attracting a supportive (and eager) crowd even before the official cutting of the ribbon.
Officiating the opening was Mel Akers, current chief executive of Headway Worcestershire, who cut the ceremonial ribbon in the presence of employees, volunteers and supporters. Attending the grand opening were also Deputy Director Tracie Finnegan, Lyn Hughes – OT Manager, volunteer Sue who has dedicated extra time to finishing the shop, Fundraising Manager Julia as well as Tom Horton of Horton Accounting Services and founder of #TheWorkTrain project that supports Headway Worcestershire. Trustee Simon and wife Anne also joined us and thus became our first official customers! With stock that has been saved especially for this occasion by Mo Brown, manager of both St. Swithin’s Street and Lowersmoor shops, the launch was fruitful, with substantial funding that will go towards the Headway Worcestershire services. Volunteers Thea and Molly also made an appearance to say hello. Best of luck to Thea who is heading to University this year!
A few members of the NCS project also stopped by to collect their articles for Sunday’s bake sale!
All in all, we’ve had a fantastic day, thank you all who stopped by. So, window shoppers, don’t just gaze, come on in and find yourself a bargain! And if you have any unwanted items at home, donations are always needed…