Sunday, 21 April 2019

Charity shop begins children’s storytime

Charity shop begins children’s storytime

THE Helen & Douglas House charity shop in Duke Street, Henley, held a classic storytime event for children aged four to seven.

Emma Piercey-Fisher, owner of the Tiny Gallery in Friday Street, read The Wizard of Oz to childen and their parents, who were captivated.

She was dressed as Dorothy, complete with red shoes, and was accompanied by “Toto”, alias Teddie, owned by Rachel Bunt, one of the shop volunteers.

There was also a yellow brick road laid out on the floor of the first floor bookshop for the children to follow.

Shop manager Susanna Beynon said: “A lot of people don’t know we have a wonderful bookshop upstairs so I thought this was a great opportunity to show people the amazing range of books we have and also do something for local children given we are a children’s charity.

“I plan to hold this event monthly with Emma reading from a classic children’s story each time. I would like to thank her for donating her time.”

Emma said: “Helen & Douglas House is such a wonderful, worthwhile charity so as soon as Susanna mentioned the storytime idea, I thought I would love to help out.”

Emma will be reading Jack and the Beanstalk at 4pm on Friday, April 26.

Pictured are Tim French, Morven Miller, Susanna Beynon, Emma Piercey-Fisher (with Teddy) and Bernie and Phil Dennett with grandson Eliott Bamwe

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