Charity shop marks 30 years with celebrations

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Wetherby’s Oxfam shop will soon be celebrating 30 years since it first opened it doors in the town.

And two of the volunteers who have work at the Westgate store since it first opened on October 24 1985, will be welcoming in visitors for tea and cake from October 22-24, from 11am-1pm.

Long serving volunteer Jill Jones said: “I enjoy the friendship and fun we have while doing something to help others less fortunate.”

And Jacky Noble added: “I like to feel I’m a small part of the great work that Oxfam does throughout the world.”

Current shop manager Louisa Allan said: “Over the past 30 years, together, we have raised lots of money to help lift people out of poverty and suffering.

“Together we have helped to change and in some cases save lives.

“As current manager, I would personally like to thank our fantastic team of volunteers, both past and present.

“Every day, I feel very proud and extremely privileged to work with such a dedicated, loyal and caring group of people.

She added: “We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge “thank you” to all our wonderfully generous, loyal donors, customers and volunteers, both past and present and everyone who has helped us along the way.“

As well as free refreshments, there will also be special offers and prizes available in the shop on the three celebration days.