Charity day steps back to the 1940s

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FUR stoles, cucumber sandwiches and a vintage car attracted the crowds to Hucknall’s Sue Ryder charity shop on Saturday.

A special 1940s-themed fun day to boost funds was organised by the manager of the Ogle Street shop, Magda Dawson, and her team of volunteers.

The staff all dressed up in clothing from the era to add a touch of nostalgia to the event and a vintage car was loaned for the day and stood proudly outside the store

“We were delighted with the event, which proved a great success as we raised £402,” explained Magda. “Lots of people of all ages supported the event and enjoyed our refreshments.

“I was a little nervous beforehand as I was worried people wouldn’t come, but it really brought the community together and everyone had a lovely time.”

As well as tea, sandwiches and cakes there was a raffle on offer packed with prizes, together with a selection of vintage clothes and items to buy.

Magda added: “I’d like to thank the volunteers who got into the spirit of the day and everyone who came along and supported us.”

n OUR PHOTO shows staff members (from left) assistant manager Julie Turner, Magda Dawson, Gabriella Friss and Sandra Williams — DISPIC NHUD12-2164-2