A Barnstaple charity shop is celebrating fifteen years of fundraising in aid of the UK’s most vulnerable children.
Barnardo’s, situated in the high street, has received hundreds of thousands of pounds since it opened in 1998.
In the last year alone, the shop has received more than one thousand bags of clothes, books and other items.
Barnstaple shop manager Lorraine Cowlard, who works alongside sales assistant Julie Copp and a team of nine volunteers, said the team marked their fifteenth anniversary with a specially-decorated cake.
She said: “We are delighted to have reached such a major milestone and are sincerely grateful to everyone in Barnstaple who supports us, either through donating their unwanted items or volunteering their time in the shop.
“Thanks to their generosity, the charity has raised many hundreds of thousands of pounds to work with children who are challenged by poverty, abuse, disability and discrimination.
“We’ve got a fantastic team of volunteers so we wanted to arrange a small celebration to show our appreciation for their dedication and commitment
“Working together, we are helping young people to turn their lives around.”