Fishermen^s Mission^s first charity shop opened in Cornwall
Article Date: 2014-08-05
The Fishermen’s Mission is delighted to announce the safe arrival of their very first charity shop at 34a Meneage Street, Helston, Cornwall.
Opened on 26th July 2014 by Nathan Outlaw, two star Michelin chef, who, along with his staff, has been a key supporter and great friend to the Fishermen’s Mission for several years. The new shop very much has the family feel so strongly connected with the work of the Fishermen’s Mission.
ABOVE: The charity shop
Alison Godfrey, Director of Fundraising for the charity says, ‘We really wanted our first shop to be in Cornwall. We have a great South West team who provide 24 hour support to fishermen and their families. During the dreadful winter storms we were able to make grants of over £120,000 to
hundreds of local fishermen to help them to keep going until the weather improved.’
‘All of the money raised from the shop will be spent in Cornwall and it is a great opportunity for local people to be able to show support for their fishermen, both active and retired’.
‘We have had the most amazing welcome from the people of Helston and the surrounding area. I can’t even begin to thank everyone who has helped, either by offering to volunteer, donating goods or just popping their heads round the door as we were painting and sorting to say ‘hello’. The shop has a ‘shabby chic’ type feel and with the incredibly beautiful mural painted by local artist and fishermen’s wife, Sarah J Brown we think that if feels just right! I would invite everyone to come and see for themselves’.
ABOVE: Chief Executive David Dickens with Nathan Outlaw