Warm welcome as charity shop opens after refit

A Scarborough charity shop has a fresh new look following a major refurbishment - with help from an army of volunteers.

Just weeks ago, the Scarborough Hospital League of Friends shop in Hanover Road suffered flooding damage from a leaking water pipe upstairs.

Scarborough Hospital League of Friends reopens on Hannover rd.Eleanor Paterson and team cheer at the opening...Picture Richard Ponter 133401

Scarborough Hospital League of Friends reopens on Hannover rd.Eleanor Paterson and team cheer at the opening...Picture Richard Ponter 133401

The leak damaged the walls and floor, causing plaster to fall off and shop stock and carpets to be ruined.

Manager Eleanor Paterson said: “We’d had floods before but this was worse than ever. We had to empty the entire shop.

“The council took the wall down at the back, the panelling had to come off the walls and the false ceiling had to come down.”

She continued: “Now the shop is looking great. We’ve got a new kitchen and toilet at the back and in the shop itself, everything has been re-plastered and re-decorated.

“The volunteers have done all the decorating, both inside and on the shop front.”

Eleanor thanked all the volunteers for their hard work, plus local businesses for their support, including Eat Me Cafe, Andrea Willis Designs, Yorkshire Coast Flooring and Galea Sunblinds.

She added: “It’s wonderful to see it come to fruition.” To find out about the shop and volunteering opportunities, call Eleanor on 07891 463361.