02:27PM, Tuesday 03 May 2016
A pop-up shop designed to raise money and awareness about cystic fibrosis proved a success over the bank holiday weekend.
At least £1,500 was raised for Cystic Fibrosis Trust by Louise Pamment, a sufferer of the genetic condition, in her first fundraising attempt.
The 30-year-old assistant manager at the Cancer Research charity shop set up the shop in an empty unit opposite Tesco in the Nicholsons Centre after deciding people did not know enough about the condition.
She was helped by her husband Keith, 31, and at least 25 volunteers who helped sell donated clothes, cakes, and other goods for the cause.
Louise said: “One person came in and said he had a friend with cystic fibrosis and he got a bit teary.
“He donated £20.”
She was helped in her cause by a number of groups supporting her, with SportsAble, after-school group The Wise Owls, and The Handmade Cake Company assisting with the shop.
The unit was given to her for the pop-up shop by Bruce Chapman of A4 Self Storage.
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