Student will help disadvantaged orphans in Africa thanks to Hucknall charity shop

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A kind-hearted charity shop in Hucknall has made a special donation to help a local art student make a special visit to an orphanage in Africa.

The innovative Hope Charitique, of High Street, is a cross between a conventional charity shop and a boutique.

It is run by the Crossroads Church, based at the St John’s Community Hall on Nottingham Road. A percentage of its profits help local good causes.

Now the shop has presented a cheque for £250 to Newcastle University student Demi Overton, who is from Hucknall, to travel to the orphanage near Kisumu, in Kenya, to work with primary-aged children.

Demi is working for the international charity the Nasio Trust and is one of four young people from the Hucknall heading out to the orphanage to work with the children in sports activities and farming, and also teach using memory books and craft.

The money being donated by the shop will contribute towards paying Demi’s air fare to Kenya.

Sabra Pickering, pastor at the Crossroads Church, said: “Demi is a local girl who is travelling out to Kenya to help disadvantaged children.

“We thought that was a valuable mission and we support Demi in what she is doing.”

It is the latest in a string of donations made by Hope Charitique, which is always looking for local good causes to help. The shop stocks brand- new gifts, homewares, and a range of second-hand ladies and children’s clothes.