Revamped Dagenham charity shop reopens

PUBLISHED: 13:54 29 September 2015 | UPDATED: 13:54 29 September 2015

Richard House volunteers in the new Heathway shop

Richard House volunteers in the new Heathway shop

Jane Easton

Richard House Children’s Hospice’s Dagenham charity shop reopened this morning with a new look.

The Heathway store was closed for two weeks while it was redecorated and restocked.

The work was done free of charge by Cofely and Concept Building Services, who provided improved lighting, new flooring and room alterations.

This morning saw shoppers gather outside while the ribbon was cut before they were able to splash the cash inside the revamped store.

Lynn Evans, who manages the shop, said: “I absolutely love the new look of the shop.

“Before, it was very tired-looking and now it’s bright and upated, with more space to display stock.

“Most of our customers are regulars and I know they are going to really notice the difference.”

The shop, which opened 16 years ago, is one of six the Beckton-based hospice has across east London and Essex.

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