Charity boutique opens doors for first birthday

Charity Chicks boutique
Charity Chicks boutique

Charity Chicks Boutique celebrated its first birthday with bubbly and birthday cake as they held an open event at the shop land invited volunteers and customers to join them.

The boutique opened its doors in October 2013 as a permanent shop after years of holding pop-ups across South Yorks.

The charity shop, which sells pre-loved high street and designer clothing, shoes and accessories on Herringthorpe Valley Road in Rotherham, is run by children’s charity SAFE@LAST, based in Dinnington.

A year on, the boutique is receiving donations every week from the local community, from dresses, skirts and coats to shoes, scarves and hats; there is something for everyone at Charity Chicks and all proceeds go directly to support SAFE@LAST’s Education and Prevention work.

Katie Eastburn, team leader for SAFE@LAST’s Education and Prevention programme, said: “The money raised by customers at Charity Chicks Boutique helps us to deliver assemblies and workshops to schools across South Yorks.”

This way we can educate young people about the dangers and risks of running away, and to prevent young people from running away.”