Char­ity be­gins... in the city cen­tre

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

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.

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