Stevenage children’s charity Kadoma Kidz marks shop opening in big way
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The founders of a charity shop were able to sit back and admire all their hard work when they opened to the public on Saturday.
Stevenage’s deputy mayor John Lloyd kicked off a fun-packed day when he officially opened Kadoma Kidz Charity Shop and Community Space in the town’s Willows Link.
The day featured food, face painting, a bouncy castle and exotic reptiles, courtesy of Animalistic Encounters.
Stacey Gibb set up Kadoma Kidz with her husband Phil to help disadvantaged children in the Zimbabwean city – which is twinned with Stevenage.
She said: “It was incredibly difficult to make it happen, but well worth while. It was fantastic to see it up and running.”
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About Saturday’s launch, she added: “It was fantastic. We raised more than £300 which is much more than we expected and a lot of people attended. I want to say a massive thank you to everyone, especially Pod53 for helping with the food.”
The store includes a charity shop, a sweet shop, a second-hand bridal shop and a community space which will be used for birthday parties and other activities.
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All the money raised by the shop will donated to support children living in the city.
For more information search ‘Kadoma Kidz’ on Facebook or call 07872 939841.