VIP Jamie opens char­ity store

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A chil­dren’s hospice char­ity has opened its new fur­ni­ture shop in the County Town.

Demelza Hospice Care for Chil­dren, which looks af­ter around 650 chil­dren and their fam­i­lies, opened the doors at its new­est out­let in San­dling Road, Maid­stone.

It’s the 25th shop run by the char­ity and will also be its cen­tre of op­er­a­tions af­ter a move from Sit­ting­bourne.

The of­fi­cial rib­bon cut­ting was done by Jamie Ponte, 11, with help from mayor of Maid­stone, Cllr Mal­colm Greer.

The cel­e­bra­tions also in­cluded a lucky dip for chil­dren and a per­for­mance by East Far­leigh’s Old School Samba Band.

Pic­ture: Andy Jones FM4966482

Jamie Ponte, 11, with Maid­stone mayor Cllr Mal­colm Greer, cuts the rib­bon at the Demelza Fur­ni­ture Shop at San­dling Lane, Maid­stone

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