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SUPER SUE! Watford shop celebrates 50 years of raising money for charity

 Published on: 7th April 2024   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Watford charity shop recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and the millions of pounds it has raised since its opening.

The Sue Ryder shop on Langley Road opened on March 18, 1974, 50 years after Lady Sue Ryder was born. Originally founded by Lady Sue as a home for survivors of concentration camps, the charity now provides care for end-of-life patients, as well as bereavement support.

The Watford store celebrated its 50th anniversary from March 18 to 20 by offering customers the chance to buy a Watford FC shirt signed by Hornets legend Luther Blissett OBE, as well as giving shoppers 20 per cent off most items in-store.

Tina Sorrell, Langley Road shop manager, said: “We have enjoyed a fantastic 50 years of business here in Watford, raising over £2million in that time. We decided the best way to celebrate was to hold a fun and vibrant birthday event to thank customers and donors and launch our three-day discount.

“Luther Blissett signing a Watford FC top to be auctioned off was the icing on the cake and an amazing addition to our anniversary celebrations.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all staff past and present who have contributed to the success of the shop and to our dedicated volunteers, who we simply couldn’t operate without. We look forward to welcoming even more customers to the shop and hope that our success continues.”

Photo credit: Stephen Danzig

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