Littlehampton shop celebrates a record-breaking refit

Hats off ' Jill Long, right, with Dawn Smith' D14472659a
Hats off ' Jill Long, right, with Dawn Smith' D14472659a
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RECORDS were broken at a charity shop in Littlehampton when it re-opened its doors following an extensive facelift.

The Save The Children fundraising store, in Surrey Street, had been closed for about a month while a range of refits were undertaken to modernise the shop.

Mayor Jill Long cuts the ribbon to open the store ' D14472650a

Mayor Jill Long cuts the ribbon to open the store ' D14472650a

And on Friday (November 21), all the hard work was finally unveiled to an eager crowd in the town, who rushed to purchase some of the retailer’s goods.

A delighted Kay Steines, who volunteers at the fundraising store, said: “We had a record day on Friday. We took nearly as much in a single day as we make in an entire week.

“It was really buzzing in the shop. It was fantastic.”

Littlehampton mayor Jill Long officially cut the ribbon to open the charity shop, which has been based in the town since 1987.

She said: “It was lovely. Everyone was very excited about it being refurbished and couldn’t wait to get in.

“It was certainly very busy outside.

“But it was a wonderful atmosphere and I wish Save The Children all the best.”

Kay explained that the refit was long overdue.

“We had water come through the ceiling several times,” she said. “There had been water coming through the roof in the back room and coming through the floor too.

“We had been here since 1987 and the store has never been done before.”

She added she was very pleased with the renovation.

“It looks really nice. It looks like a completely different shop all together.”

The mayor agreed, saying: “There’s space to walk around and you can see everything.

“It’s very well laid out and carefully thought out in terms of the design in the shop.”