It’s a season of celebrations at the British Heart Foundation’s store in Chepstow with the charity marking its 60th birthday this summer.
Store Manager Sue Johnston said it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate the 60th birthday and the shop’s reopening after such a difficult period for the charity during lockdown.
Sue said: “I am so proud of the shop and most importantly of the volunteers. The shop opened on the high street about 10 years ago. And some volunteers have been here since then. Their dedication and hard work have pushed the store from strength to strength and I’m so grateful for everything that they do.”
Regional Member of the Senedd Natasha Asghar joined Sue and the team of staff and volunteers to celebrate the BHF’s big birthday.
Natasha said: “It was a pleasure to visit the British Heart Foundation shop in Chepstow to help celebrate the charity’s 60th birthday.”
“Charity shops such as this play a vital role in funding life saving research by the BHF into heart and circulatory diseases and in finding better ways of diagnosing, treating and curing sufferers.”
“I was very impressed by the efficiency of the Chepstow operation, and I have nothing but praise and respect for the store manager, Sue Johnston, and her team, most of whom give their time voluntarily.”
“Happy Birthday BHF and best wishes for the future.”
Sue added: “I’m so happy Natasha came to celebrate with us at the store. Together we can raise awareness of how a volunteering role is an intrinsic part in helping to beat heartbreak forever.”