Charity shop in Louth remains in heart of town for 25 years

The British Heart Foundation Charity Shop in Louth has celebrated their 25th anniversary. Photo credit: Diane Seddon at Oaktree Photography.
The British Heart Foundation Charity Shop in Louth has celebrated their 25th anniversary. Photo credit: Diane Seddon at Oaktree Photography.

The Louth British Heart Foundation (BHF) charity shop recently marked a milestone anniversary of 25 years.

Staff and shop volunteers celebrated the occasion with tea, cake and a party.

Certificates were awarded to people who have been volunteering at the shop for over one year.

BHF area manager Mik Parkin said: “We’ve enjoyed a fantastic 25 years of business in Louth and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers and volunteers who really make this shop special and help the BHF fund its life-saving research.

“We are looking forward to welcoming even more customers to the shop and making the next 25 years equally as successful.

“We’re always in need of support, so, if you’re having a clear out, join the fight for every heartbeat today and help fund life-saving research with your unwanted items.”

The anniversary was a particularly special event for Joan Welch, who has been volunteering in the shop almost since it opened.

Joan said: “Nearly 25 years ago, I was passing the Louth shop and saw a notice in the window asking for volunteers – I thought to myself ‘I could do that’ and, 25 years on, I’m still here.”

“The British Heart Foundation is such a worthwhile cause to volunteer for and it’s good to know that I am helping to save lives. I am proud to be a part of the Louth shop.”