Magpas charity shop in Huntingdon reaches fundraising landmark

PUBLISHED: 14:47 10 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:47 10 March 2014

The new Magpas Charity Stall, at the Huntingdon offices, (l-r) volunteers Anna Childs, Margery Musker, Jackie Foster, Phil Nicholls, Fund Raiser Debbie Florence, with (front l-r) Paramedic Rob Riches, and Dr David Driver.

The new Magpas Charity Stall, at the Huntingdon offices, (l-r) volunteers Anna Childs, Margery Musker, Jackie Foster, Phil Nicholls, Fund Raiser Debbie Florence, with (front l-r) Paramedic Rob Riches, and Dr David Driver.

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A charity shop at the Huntingdon headquarters of Magpas has reached a fundraising landmark.

The volunteers, who were told by Circle to leave Hinchingbrooke Hospital last July after 25 years, have passed £2,000 of sales since moving to Centenary House, in St Mary’s Street, in November.

Magpas spokesman Antonia Brickell said: “They are really on their way to making their first million as they managed for Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

“The level and quality of products they sell is getting better and better. People come in and say ‘Oh, I didn’t know you were here’ and the volunteers are getting their regulars, who they used to get at Hinchingbrooke. It’s a real community asset.”

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