Another town centre charity shop opens its doors

Acorns open new charity shop in Rugby.
Acorns open new charity shop in Rugby.

A CHARITY shop supporting sick children in Warwickshire opened in Rugby’s High Street this week.

The official opening of the new Acorns shop in High Street took place on Saturday where the Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Gwen Hotten, was the guest of honour.

Before cutting the ribbon to officially open the shop Cllr Hotten said: “This is a wonderful charity for local life limited children. I encourage people to support its much-needed and valuable service, which brings relief to families who find themselves in desperate situations.”

In his spare time shop manager Jay Lad is also a wardrobe assistant at Rugby Theatre and he welcomed theatre friends Ruth MacCallum, Hema Mistry and Cheryl Griffiths to the shop opening, who were all sporting fancy dress.

Acorns’ area retail manager Val Hammond said: “Everyone had a great time.

“We are already well on the way to raising our fundraising target for the week, with support from local shoppers in Rugby.”

Donations can be dropped off at the shop between 10am and 4pm.