An Eastwood cancer survivor has opened the new Cancer Research in Nottingham to help fund life changing research for cancer patients.
Karen Wainwright, 46, officially opened the shop at 11am this morning.
Karen said: “This fantastic new shop will provide vital money for Cancer Research UK and help fund the charity’s ground-breaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
There was a huge flood of people crowding into the shop on Lister Gate, in Nottingham’s City Centre when it opened its doors.
Rachel Rawson, 41, who will be managing the new shop said: “The money we make in these shops makes a phenomenal difference to the research our scientists can do.
“Our previous Nottingham shop was off the beaten track so hopefully the new position of this shop, on the main street, will bring in a lot of much needed trade and donations.
“We are always looking for more volunteers, they will learn valuable shop and merchandising skills as well as knowing they are helping towards an amazing cause.”
Cancer Research UK uses the money raised by donations, fundraising and in their shops to fund the work of their 4000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
This is the 570th Cancer Research shop to open in the UK and the ninthth in the Nottingham area.
Nicki Embleton, Senior Regional Press Manager said: “Everything bought in our shops really does make the difference to people’s lives.
“We urge people to donate any items that they can, it doesn’t have to be a lot.”
The shop stocks women’s, men’s and children’s fashion and accessories, books, gifts, cards and much more.