furniture business receives community award from Mayor
charitable business in Highbridge selling second-hand furniture
to residents on low incomes has been praised for its work in the
community by the town's Mayor this week.
Ken Smout visited Highbridge Furniture Ltd in Morland Road where
he presented the organisation, led by volunteers Kim Chatwin and
Tina Gray, with a Mayor's Community Award.
large group of residents and supporters were present for the occasion
and spoke about the value of having the shop help people in buying
Mayor praised the group's efforts and enthusiasm in creating the
shop and, together with other volunteers, he said they had done
well to grow the business at a time when there is so much financial
is localism and a community spirit in action and every avenue
for funding and sponsorship is being explored to try and overcome
the increasing costs of running such a venture to allow this non-profit
making business to work," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
was with great pleasure that I presented the community award to
the volunteers involved in this project. I thanked them for the
help they provide in the community. This is a success story and
a credit to everyone involved."
the shop has announced that it will be holding a Fun Day in conjunction
with Highbridge Residents Association on Saturday, 8th June from
1pm-4pm at 20-24 Morland Road featuring a raffle, face painting,
cake stall, craft stalls, tombola and more.
Top, the Mayor outside the shop this week to present the award
and, above, with Kim Chatwin and Tina Gray