I was honoured and delighted to be invited by Angela Close Cancer Research UK's shop manager in celebrating the charity's close connection with Frodsham over 25 years and to meet some of their volunteers who have served in the shop for all of those 25 years!
Sarah Loughran, the Area Manager presented flowers, badges and letters of commendation.
The Eddisbury Square shop is one of the charity's most successful shops. Over the 25 years it has raised a staggering £2.3 million pounds. Each week they receive around 300 bags of donations as well as gifts of money. They receive so much that the donations in Frodsham support the many of the charity's shops on Merseyside.
I had great fun talking to the staff and hearing them talk of the official opening, all those years ago, performed by Ken Dodd! The ladies told me that, originally they cleaned and ironed the clothes themselves before putting them on sale. It was fun hearing them reminisce - including their reminiscences of my mother-in-law who was a volunteer at the shop for many years.