Charity shop revamp makes Sense

NEW BEGINNINGS -- Coun May Barsby opens the new-look shop with (from left) staff and volunteers Lynn Poulson, Sofia Del Gaudio, Jan Johnson, Denni Pedley and Barbara Deeth -- DISPIC NHUD11-2320-1.
NEW BEGINNINGS -- Coun May Barsby opens the new-look shop with (from left) staff and volunteers Lynn Poulson, Sofia Del Gaudio, Jan Johnson, Denni Pedley and Barbara Deeth -- DISPIC NHUD11-2320-1.

A CHARITY shop in Hucknall has opened the door to a fresh new era — after undergoing a revamp.

Sense has been running on High Street for 15 years and raises funds for those who are deafblind — a condition where sufferers have little or no sight or hearing.

The premises closed down for two weeks while a wall was ripped down to open up a new furniture section. Other alterations include a new changing room, new lighting, new decoration and carpeting and a lowered ceiling.

The chairman of Ashfield District Council, Coun May Barsby (Lab), carried out the official re-opening ceremony.

Shop manager Sofia Del Gaudio said she was delighted with the changes.

She added: “We are now waiting to welcome all our customers back. We are also always on the lookout for volunteers.”