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by Nadia Sam-Daliri
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
»There were no Friday the 13th fears for Toni Bones and her team of volunteers when they re-opened a charity shop raising funds for an east London hospice.
The Saint Francis Hospice shop, in The Mall, Heathway, Dagenham, sprung open its doors following a re-fit to make it a lighter, brighter, and a more welcoming place to shop.
Celebrations were led by the hospice mascot Frankie the Lion and Paul Hetchin, the antiques expert from TV shows Boot Sale Challenge, Trading Treasures and Secret Dealers.
Manager Toni said: “My staff are wonderful. We couldn’t make a success of the shop without our volunteers and customers who donate so much great stuff.”
Among the volunteers is Brian Seff, an American stand-up comedian from San Francisco who volunteers between 1 and 5pm from Monday to Thursdays and 82-year-old local Doris Gillman who gives up her Mondays.
Air cadets have cancelled a planned fundraiser at a local supermarket in order to keep a low-profile following the terrorist attack in Woolwich, London.
Getting work after college was a struggle for one student, but an apprenticeship with a local company has seen her land that all important first job.
The four groups said London’s status as a multi-cultural city which “respects and celebrates diversity” is what makes it one of the most “dynamic, progressive and tolerant cities in the world”.
Brave young Scouts braced themselves for a night of ghoulish storytelling in a spooky mansion.