New shop aiming to raise cash for local dementia nurse

From left Carly Cregan, manager of the new Penwortham Preloved Boutique, Seema Kennedy, MP for South Ribble, and Greg Bamber, Chairman of the Caring Hands Group
From left Carly Cregan, manager of the new Penwortham Preloved Boutique, Seema Kennedy, MP for South Ribble, and Greg Bamber, Chairman of the Caring Hands Group
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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.”