Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Charity shop marks milestone
Published 09/04/13



THE Helen and Douglas House charity shop in Henley celebrated its fifth birthday on Monday.

Volunteers at the branch in Duke Street lit five candles on a chocolate cake to mark the occasion and decorated the store with balloons which they then gave out to customers’ children.

The shop is one of 35 which raise funds for the hospice in Oxford.

The Henley branch has 36 volunteers, 10 of whom have been working there since it opened.

When the charity celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, the team visited the hospice to meet the founder Sister Frances Dominica.

Jean Hugill, who has managed the shop since 2010, said: “My job has been really easy thanks to my volunteers. They’ve been extremely helpful and willing to come in at any time or help new volunteers fit in as part of the team.”

Volunteer Gay Peel, 66, of Badgemore, Henley, said: “I started here because I wanted to do something for the community.

“There are a lot of charity shops in Henley but this one means a lot to people because it benefits a local cause.

“It makes a big difference when you’re helping people who you might know or even bump into in the street.

“Another good thing is that we all get the chance to visit the hospice and see the amazing work it does.”

Helen and Douglas House cares for children and adults under 35 with terminal and life-shortening illnesses. It costs £5 million a year to run, more than 80 per cent of which is funded by donations.


Published 09/04/13

MOST POPULAR
Boat Race disaster almost made me quit
Russians order seizure of mansion
More frequent shuttle service welcomed
Network Rail considers new gantries
New Townlands turned me away
Independent schools set to merge
Cyclists ride 86 miles from pub to pub for cancer charity
Rain didn't dampen spirits at Vintage Festival
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
"I found a live locust in bag of salad"
Rogue dog joins world record attempt
Gift shop owner sells up
Flower beds planted in patriotic colours
TV presenter hosts pre-Olympics dinner
Lord Heseltine to return for Literary Festival
Loading bays still abused by drivers
New boutique opens as Festival season starts
Council proposes pop-up homes for homeless
Cash boost oils wheels of skate park plan
Flotilla marks the start of Chelsea Fringe
Rain didn't dampen spirits at Vintage Festival
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Upset as Leander trio fail to qualify for Rio
Red Kites victorious at Madejski Stadium
Parkrun applies for Town Council grant
Bingo’s back
Draw winners
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717