Charity begins... in the city centre
The opening of a new charity shop in Peterborough carried with it a happy ending to a terrible story. We have, in the past, warned against too many charity shops in the city centre... to prosper the city’s retail economy needs to be vibrant and diverse. But we should also not forget the vital role such outlets play in supporting charities that do incredible work. The new Magpas shop in Cathedral Square was opened by Elliott Morrell. Three years after a terrible crash that left him with life-threatening injuries, Elliott was well enough to open the new shop and support the charity that helped to save his life on the day of that terrible accident. The Magpas air ambulance, along with many such chairities, need a constant income to keep going. Elliott was living proof of the incredible work of that charity and the new use for a charming retail space at the entrance to the cathedral is very welcome, and we hope it gets the support it deserves.