A charity shop in Abbots Langley known as the ‘Harrods of Abbots’ celebrated its 20th anniversary.
The Hospice of St Francis store on High Street was the first charity shop to open in 1999. Since then it has sold over one million items, donated by over 200,000 local people.
Nurses from the hospice greeted customers and donors at the charity shop on Saturday, March 9, thanking them in person for helping the popular village hub to take over £3million in two decades for hospice care.
They held a tea party for visitors as well as a raffle and 20 per cent off all items. Long-serving shop volunteers Margaret Slann and Jean Dean also received 20-year long-service certificates.
Hospice head of trading, Sarah Coles, said: “It’s been a privilege to be part of the success story of our Abbots shop. Locally, it’s known as the Harrods of Abbots because of the range and quality of donated items and the great customer service provided by all our loyal staff and volunteers.
“We love the support of our local community and couldn’t do what we do without it so thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us, helping us raise over £1,200 on the day, which goes directly to fund our care.”