Oakham Cancer Research UK shop celebrates 25 years of fundraising

Cancer Research UK shop at Oakham celebrating its 25th anniversary. From left, volunteer Mandy Dolby, shop manager Wendy Henderson, and volunteer Lisa Knight.  'Photo: MSMP011013-008ow
Cancer Research UK shop at Oakham celebrating its 25th anniversary. From left, volunteer Mandy Dolby, shop manager Wendy Henderson, and volunteer Lisa Knight. 'Photo: MSMP011013-008ow

In the 25 years it has been in Oakham, the Cancer Research UK shop has raised an amazing £2.7 million for the charity’s work.

This week the Market Place store marked the milestone with a small celebration for staff and volunteers.

For customers there were cakes and sweets and 25 per cent off all goods.

Shop manager Wendy Henderson said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved. For the size of the shop it’s amazing. We get a lot of support from the people of Oakham. Local businesses and market traders donate prizes for raffles and bring in items for sale. ”

Our picture shows shop manager Wendy Henderson, centre, with 
volunteers Mandy Dolby, left, and Lisa Knight.