Charity shop with a difference opens in Exmouth

Exmouth’s dignitaries were among the crowds who flocked to the opening of a new shop to benefit youngsters with sight problems.

Exmouth mayor Sandy Sutton and the town crier Roger Bourgein on Saturday officially opened the West of England School and College for young people with little or no sight’s Chapel Street charity shop.

Councillor Sutton said the new shop was not a regular charity shop. She said the enterprise had been set up as a way of giving students the chance to learn new skills through work experience

She said: “ I am so proud to be a part of this initiative because it gives the young people with visual impairment and additional needs the opportunity to learn vital life skills and it gives the community in Exmouth the opportunity to support them, another reason to feel proud.”

The school and college is keen to recruit volunteers willing to help out in the shop.

For more information, or to register your interest, visit the shop or call Lesley Blackmore on 07912 581 472.

The shop always welcomes donations of goods and accepts electrical items.