The Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Mrs Susan Bayford and the Mayor’s Consort Mr Brian Bayford attended the opening of a new Revitalise charity shop in Stubbington, Fareham on Friday 8 June, as part of an official visit.
The occasion organised by Andrew Pallister, Head of Retail at Revitalise, celebrated the opening of the new charity shop, the latest addition to a number of charity shops operated by the respite holiday charity across Southampton and surrounding regions.
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 Stubbington charity shop staff including Joanne Holman and Della Springett, who were ready to give customers a warm welcome.
The Revitalise Stubbington 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.
Each of Revitalise’s twelve charity shops support disabled people and carers to enjoy respite holidays at Revitalise Netley Waterside House in Southampton.
Speaking of the occasion’s success, Andrew Pallister, Head of Retail at Revitalise commented:
“We had a fantastic time celebrating the opening of our Stubbington charity shop and I would like to thank both the Mayor and the Mayor’s Consort for their attendance and support of the occasion.
“Since the shop opened we had a record weekend raising money for Revitalise. Having the support of the local community means a great deal, not only for our shop and our staff, but most importantly for the guests and carers that we are here to help to enjoy respite holidays at Revitalise Netley Waterside House, where their support really makes all the difference.”