Charity shop’s birthday party

Staff and volunteers at the Rainbows shop in Matlock are inviting people to help them celebrate their first birthday.

On Saturday 21 September, the Rainbows shop in Firs Parade, will be pulling out all of the stops to mark its first anniversary in the town.

To celebrate the occasion, a party will be held from 9am to 5pm and locals are invited to join in the fun and enjoy a piece of birthday cake.

To date, the Rainbows Matlock shop has served 15,405 people since opening last year which means the 16,000 customer could be served at the birthday celebrations.

Providing care to more than 280 families, including families from Matlock and Derbyshire, Rainbows is the only hospice in the East Midlands that delivers support to children and young people with life-limited illnesses. Its team of medical professionals and specialists help relieve symptoms; improve quality of life; and care for children until the end as well as supporting parents and siblings through their bereavement.

Rebecca Simmons, deputy manager of the Matlock shop, said: “We would like to thank every single person in Matlock who has bought something, donated unwanted goods or volunteered their time to help make the store a success. Without your support, we would not be able to keep raising valuable funds needed to run the hospice.

“This first year has flown by and the support of the Matlock community has been incredible. We have met some wonderful people and we now feel like part of the town.

“I hope that people will come along for our birthday celebrations and join us in a toast to the future.”