Two decades in shop raising cash for charity

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HOME Farm Trust charity set up shop in Bury St Edmunds 20 years ago, and it’s still here today.

The shop celebrated its 20th year in St John’s Street last Friday with a party, birthday cake and long service presentation for volunteers.

The Bury St Edmunds branch is the charity’s second longest running shop in the country.

The shop’s first ever customer Mary Ashton even came by for the celebrations.

Claire Gregory, manageress, said: “Every year is a battle and every year we seem to be getting better and better.”

The shop raises money for Home Farm Trust, a charity which supports people with learning disabilities. It was started by parents of children with learning disabilities and has raised about £250,000 for its causes since launching.

Claire Gregory added: “It’s nice to know the money you are raising is going to make a difference.”