A THRIVING venture in Hucknall that derives its name from being a cross between a charity shop and a high-end boutique has celebrated its first birthday.
HOPE CHARITIQUE, of High Street, was officially launched last July with the help of the then chairman of Ashfield District Council.
Since then it has flourished.
The shop is connected to the Crossroads Church on Derbyshire Lane and profits boost local projects and good causes.
The venture was the brainchild of former Hucknall woman Louise Ashley with help from Carole Davenport, of Beardall Street in the town.
A big role is also played by Sabre Pickering, pastor at the Crossroads Church.
To mark the birthday on Saturday July 23, every shopper was offered a special birthday cake on entry and a 25% discount on all clothing.
Anyone who bought an item was also entered into a prize draw to win items donated by generous local businesses.
The shop sells clothing, handbags, jewellery, housewares and craft items made by the church’s art group.
OUR PHOTO shows shop manager Jacqui (centre) with volunteers Jean Whitelocks (left) and Marilynne Curtis.