Humanitarian charity opens boutique store in Hitchin

Staff stand outside the new Humanitas shop in Hitchin. Pictured is Sarah Wade, CEO and co founder, D

Staff stand outside the new Humanitas shop in Hitchin. Pictured is Sarah Wade, CEO and co founder, Donna Wade, Shop Manager, and Ramiz Momeni, Director and Co Founder - Credit: Archant

A HUMANITARIAN charity has opened a boutique charity shop in the heart of a town.

Humanitas opened the store in Bucklersbury, Hitchin, on Saturday.

The charity’s shop is made up of three elements, with all proceeds going to charity.

The snap-me-up room sells unusual, new-to-the-high-streets gifts and accessories, while the hand-me-down room sells premium label clothes and good quality accessories.

There is also a workshop room, which offers community focused craft and experience classes, storytime sessions for children and rental space for meetings and clubs.

There is also a children’s play corner for young children.

Apart from the shop manager, it is staffed entirely by volunteers.

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“Every single penny of profit from our shop will benefit the children and families we help around the world,” said manager Donna Wade.

“Although our shop is contemporary, we are not exclusive. We aim to be interesting regardless of age or taste. We are also committed to making our workplace an inclusive environment that actively supports disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable adults and young people.”

The opening weekend saw hundreds pass through the doors of the new shop.

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