The DEBRA charity shop in Daventry had an official opening of its new premises in the High Street on Friday.
The charity shop has moved from Bowen Square and the new unit was opened by the Mayor of Daventry Ron Fox.
DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by epidermolysis bullosa (EB) – a painful genetic skin blistering condition which, in the worst cases, can be fatal.
There are at least 5,000 people living with EB in the UK and about 500,000 worldwide. DEBRA funds research to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for EB and provides care and support to individuals and families living with EB.
The newly-refurbished DEBRA store will specialise in selling good quality furniture and other large items. As well as furniture, the new shop will have a good selection of the usual clothes, books, toys and CDs.
Area manager Lynn Poole said: “We are delighted Mayor Ron Fox has taken time out of his busy schedule to attend the opening.
“We are really keen to invite local people along to the shop opening and encourage them to look around. There will be a small celebration on opening day. I hope that local people will come along and have a look around.
“Moving premises and getting ready was a big team effort. I’d like to thank our volunteers and everyone who came to help. We also need more volunteers to come and help in the shop. We’re a friendly bunch and new helpers will receive a warm welcome. Volunteers generally work one shift a week with hours to suit them.
“DEBRA relies totally on the generosity of the public to carry out its work, improving lives and giving hope through specialist nursing care, family support and vital research to find a cure.”