There was Bucks Fizz, balloons and bunting when singer Cheryl Baker opened a new Demelza shop in Tonbridge High Street
Demelza Vice President Cheryl cut a ribbon to officially open the new store, as well as donating skirts and jackets to the shop and serving a customer. She also did a little shopping herself while there, buying some new black and beidge spotty shoes and some red and white spotty Demelza cups.
At the opening the Bucks Fizz singer said: “I’m very pleased to be involved with the opening of this new shop. My home town is not far from the Tonbridge shop so it’s nice for me to have a Demelza shop so close by. I’ll be using it lots!”
Demelza now has 26 shops across Kent, South East London and East Sussex
Also at the opening was Demelza child Bethany Spendlove, 15 and her dad Stephen, who live at Ightham, Sevenoaks, Demelza Trustees and Directors and volunteers.
Guests enjoyed Bucks Fizz, cakes and photos with Cheryl, as well as a bit of bargain hunting for themselves and their homes.
Rachel Stead, Shops Operations Manager with Demelza, said: “Opening a new shop takes a great deal of effort and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped. The shop looks fantastic and we have some great stock.”
The shop is at 48 Tonbridge High Street for those who would like to bag some bargains of their own. Donations can now be taken to the shop and the store is also on the look-out for more volunteers.
Money raised from the shop helps Demelza to continue to provide care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions and their loved ones.