Ely charity shop celebrates 25 years

Inside the Ely Cancer Research Charity Shop in Ely at last year's indulgence day.

Inside the Ely Cancer Research Charity Shop in Ely at last year's indulgence day. - Credit: Archant

An Ely charity shop that has raised £2.5 million in the last 25 years is holding a celebration party where volunteers who have worked there over the years are welcome to go along.

The Ely Cancer Research shop will have been open 25 years in June.

The current manager Dawn Statham has been the manager in that shop for 20 years.

Assistant manager Elizabeth Robertson said: “It’s amazing to think that a small shop in Ely has raised all that money, imagine how much all of the shops raise in one year.

“We couldn’t have done it without the manager, the teams of hard working volunteers and also the community who we thank for all of their generous donations.


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“On that day we are going to hold a small party for the staff and customers and everyone is welcome.”

The day is on Tuesday June 13 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12.30.

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