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intu Watford helps HomeStart with charity shop revamp 

 Published on: 24th April 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

intu Watford and its staff have helped a family support charity revamp its shop on Queens Road with huge success.

HomeStart Watford is a charity that offers support and friendship to families in need through services including home visits, home help, family stay-and-play sessions, one-to-one support sessions and counselling. 

The shopping centre staff donated their time and DIY skills as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, to help get the new-look charity shop to open its doors earlier this year. 

As well as the manual labour, intu Watford also donated some space within the shopping centre where HomeStart can store donations, so that the charity can rotate stock each season. 

Around 12 intu Watford staff got involved in helping with minor DIY jobs and painting, as well as moving stock while the refit was being done. 

The refit was undertaken as a goodwill gesture by T&B, the company that does most of the store fit-outs at intu Watford. 

HomeStart shop manager, Laura McConnell, said: “We would like to thank the staff from intu Watford for all their hard work, we really do appreciate your efforts. 

“We are also extremely grateful to intu Watford for the donation of storage space for our stock and the donations we have received from the local community.”

HomeStart stocks a wide range of men’s, women’s and children’s fashion, homeware, toys and vintage fashion, which is updated regularly. 

If you would like to donate to HomeStart, you can do so by visiting its store on Queens Road. To find out more about the shopping centre, visit intu.co.uk/watford 

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