Barnardos, the UK’s leading charity for children is adding a new store to its group pf charity shops, only this time it has a much more glamorous edge.
The first central London shop of Barnardos, and certainly the first charity shop of its kind, the shop will be selling items chosen by the UK’s top celebrities both new and used (by the celeb, of course) as well as designer products.
Gerard Cousins, head of retail at Barnardo‘s commented:
�This is our first central London shop and we are incredibly excited about the interest it has already generated. We intend to have a constant stream of both celebrity and designer items up for sale. It will be a hotspot for any discerning shopper.�
The shop, located in George Street, Marylebone, will open its doors on November 15th, following a celebrity-studded launch event. Stars such as Jonathan Ross, Dame Helen Mirren, Melinda Messenger, Kate Winslet and Laura Bailey are among the stars donating their most treaured items to be sold at the shop.
Jonathan Ross, pictured above, and whose suit is to be sold at the launch gushed:
�I am delighted and slightly intrigued to discover who will buy my suit. But whoever buys it will be helping a worthwhile cause which is what it�s all about. I intend to pop into the shop myself as I hear there are some Bassey numbers up for grabs!�
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Originally posted on November 7, 2006 @ 1:57 pm