Councillor Darshan Mann, Mayor of Eastleigh, attended the opening of a new Revitalise charity shop in Fair Oak, Hampshire on 18 October. While present, Mr. Mayor also helped with a ribbon cutting, by way of declaring the Revitalise Fair Oak charity shop officially open for business.
The occasion that was organised by Andrew Pallister Head of Retail at Revitalise, celebrated the opening of the new charity shop, the latest addition to many charity shops operated by the respite holiday charity. Also in attendance at the event were Tim Prideaux, a Revitalise Vice President and Chair of the Revitalise Retail Committee, Jean-Roberts-Jones, expert friend and Chief Executive at One Community and Fair Oak charity shop staff, who were ready to give customers a warm welcome.
The Revitalise Fair Oak charity shop is a fresh and exciting opportunity for the charity to welcome local shoppers, with the layout of the shop having been carefully considered to promote the importance of accessibility, including greater width between clothing rails and hardwood flooring to ensure ease of access for wheelchair users.
The Fair Oak charity shop is Revitalise’s fourteenth charity shop, with each charity shop supporting disabled people and carers to enjoy respite holidays at Revitalise Netley Waterside House in Hampshire.
Speaking of the occasion’s success, Andrew Pallister, Head of Retail at Revitalise commented:
“We had a great time celebrating the opening of our Fair Oak charity shop and I would like to give special thanks to Councillor Darshan Mann for his attendance and support of the occasion here today.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the local community, not only through the work that we do supporting disabled people and carers to enjoy respite holidays at Netley Waterside House, but right here in our charity shops too. The donations that our customers so kindly give mean the world as they help us to create much-needed breaks for disabled people and carers.”
Revitalise also have volunteering opportunities within each charity shop where people can gain valuable work experience, retail, and communication skills. Revitalise would like to encourage anyone from the local area to get in touch if they would like to support Revitalise in any way at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0303 303 0145.