New charity shop in Northampton is appealing for more volunteers and customers

Councillor Stephen Legg and Northampton Town FC's Ian Morris at the opening
Councillor Stephen Legg and Northampton Town FC's Ian Morris at the opening

A new charity shop supporting people affected by a painful genetic skin blistering condition has opened in Northampton.

The DEBRA store is at Unit 7, The Boulevard, in Weston Favell and is packed with furniture, clothes, books, CDs, bric-a-brac and other quality items.

DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful condition which, in the worst cases, can be fatal.

The shop was officially opened on Monday January 19 by Councillor Stephen Legg, Northampton Town FC player Ian Morris and EB Ambassador Scott Sullivan.

Area manager Lynn Poole is keen to get more local people into the shop: “Setting up the shop and getting ready was a big team effort. Colleagues from nearby DEBRA shops came to help and so did local volunteers and a big thank you goes to everyone.

“We’re really pleased to be open and want to encourage more local people to come in and have a look around. We’re open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

“We also need more volunteers to come and help in the shop. We’re a friendly bunch and new helpers will receive a warm welcome. Volunteers generally work one shift a week with hours to suit them”

If you are interested in volunteering in the Weston Favell shop, please call 01698 424210.