Wells CLIC Sargent charity shop celebrates 25th anniversary

CLIC Sargent's charity shop in Wells hosted a party on 9 September to celebrate 25 years since the doors first opened.

One of the first CLIC Sargent charity shops has celebrated 25 years since its doors opened with a party, refreshments and a special birthday cake. 

The shop in Wells has raised £3.5 million since it opened, so CLIC Sargent used the event as an opportunity to thank staff, customers, volunteers and donors who have made the last 25 years such a success.

Nancy Dodd, Freeman of Wells City, officially reopened the shop after CLIC merged with Sargent Cancer Care in 2005 and was in attendence to cut a special birthday cake. She said: "I’m delighted to see the shop going strong after 25 years. CLIC Sargent is a fantastic charity that provides vital support to children with cancer and their families. The staff and volunteers at the shop work incredibly hard, and the support shown by the community of Wells is wonderful."

CLIC Sargent Head of Trading, Jeremy Lune, said: "We’re thrilled to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our Wells shop. Every penny raised by the shop helps CLIC Sargent provide vital emotional, practical, financial and clinical support to children and young people with cancer, and their families. The support of the local community is so important and I'd like to thank everyone who has donated, volunteered or shopped with us over the years."

Find out more 

If you would like to find out more about fundraising for CLIC Sargent and live in Bristol or Somerset, please contact Kiren Fernandes on: 0117 311 2620 or email: kiren.fernndes@clicsargent.org.uk