STAFF and volunteers from the St Giles Hospice charity shop in Ashby got together to celebrate a milestone in the store’s history on Friday.
Supporters of the shop in Bath Street gathered at the site to mark one year since it first opened its doors to the public.
They took time out from running the busy shop to raise a glass to the success of the first year and cut the cake, on what is hoped to be the first of many anniversaries.
Lynwen Truesdale, head of retail for St Giles Hospice, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating the first birthday of our second Ashby-de-la-Zouch shop, which has become a firm favourite with shoppers in the town.
“We hope this will be the first of many successful years to come for the store.”
The Bath Street store is the second St Giles shop to open in the town, and follows on from the success of the dedicated book store in Market Street.
The shop has been popular with shoppers since it opened, and has raised plenty for the charity, which is based in Whittington and supports people with life-limiting illnesses in the Burton and East Stafforshire area.
It sells second-hand clothes, furniture, books and DVDs, as well as having a line in greetings cards