CAKE, balloons and a special prayer service were all laid on for the grand opening of a new Sheffield charity shop.
The St Vincent’s store on Abbeydale Road has moved two doors up, giving it more room for stock.
Volunteers joined the Bishop of Hallam, John Rawsthorne, shop manager Liz Mason, and charity chairman Austin Cororan for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by speeches and a celebratory buffet.
Liz said it was a ‘lovely day’.
“Moving has really just allowed us to take in and sell much more stock,” she said. “We’ll be able to stock furniture, which will bring in more income, and we take electrical items.
“There were drinks and a buffet and the bishop held a little prayer service as well as blessing the shop. The weather held out, which was very lucky, so we were able to gather outside.
“He said a few words about the importance of the shop, and the fact that it is a community with an awful lot of regular customers.”
Liz added: “Everything we do goes towards helping those in need.”