A charity shop will open its doors in Penwortham tomorrow, raising funds for a new specialist dementia charity.
The Caring Hands Dementia Foundation has launched the Preloved Boutique at 42 Liverpool Road, with South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy leading the ribbon-cutting.
The shop will sell preloved clothing, accessories and shoes, along with some toys, books and restored furniture.
All funds raised through the shop - located at the former Caring Hands Group’s headquarters - which has re-located to Preston Docks - will be used to develop the Foundation. The aim is to work with charity Dementia UK to recruit a specialist Admiral Nurse, providing support free of charge for local people living with dementia and their families.
Caring Hands Group chairman Greg Bamber said: “Dementia can be a devastating condition, but when families are empowered with the right information and have access to appropriate support - whether that’s ensuring someone is taking the right medication, offering social support, or providing practical advice on issues such as benefits or housing rights - people can enjoy a good quality of life, and that is what we are trying to help people achieve through the foundation.”
Mrs Kennedy said: “It is great to see community efforts to raise funds for such an important cause.”