Harrogate Barnado’s raises record 100K

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Customers, volunteers and staff at a Barnardo’s shop in Harrogate have helped to raise £100,000 for vulnerable children in just one year.

The Barnardo’s shop on Leeds Road, which celebrated its first birthday last week, has raised the record amount for disadvantaged children who live in the area since opening its doors to shopper.

Shop manager, Richard Kelly, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to our customers and people who have kindly donated to the shop since we opened a year ago.

“Without their support we could not have raised £100,000, it’s just amazing.”

Mr Kelly added: “A big thank you has to go to our volunteers too. Without them we would not be able to run the shop and raise money to help turn children’s lives around.”

All the money raised in the shop is used to help vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people who are supported by the children’s charity locally.

This includes disabled children, young people who have been homeless and those who have been abused or suffered neglect.

The shop, which is Barnardo’s second shop in the town, has a reputation for selling high quality second hand items such as women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, books, DVDs and bric-a-brac.