Fund-raising help for worthy cause

Bridget Evans, from Autism Plus (left), receives the donation from Sheffield City Council leader Julie Dore (right) First In Best Dressed's David Webber (centre) and two of the store's apprentices.
Bridget Evans, from Autism Plus (left), receives the donation from Sheffield City Council leader Julie Dore (right) First In Best Dressed's David Webber (centre) and two of the store's apprentices.
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An innovative charity shop, which helps retail apprentices to get practical experience, has raised £3,000 for local charity Autism Plus.

First In Best Dressed is the brainchild of The Source Skills Academy and also has backing from Sheffield City Council and the Skills Funding Agency.

The store opened in an empty city centre shop last September and has been a fantastic success, according to manager David Webber.

Mr Webber said: “The Sheffield community has been really generous with making donations and we would like the next charity’s cheque to be even bigger, so please keep donating.”

First In Best Dressed apprentices and council leader Julie Dore presented the £3,000 donation to Bridget Evans, director of marketing and fundraising at Autism Plus.

Now First In Best Dressed is asking Sheffield residents to nominate other charities for the shop to support over the next two years.

To nominate a charity, contact David Webber, tel: 07747 314309 or email david.webber@thesourceacademy.co.uk.