Dunstable charity shop named best branch in the south

Staff outside the Dunstable British Heart Foundation store celebrate with Mayor Cllr Terry Stock
Staff outside the Dunstable British Heart Foundation store celebrate with Mayor Cllr Terry Stock

Dunstablians proved they literally had the biggest heart after a charity shop’s record profits contributed to its worthy cause.

The British Heart Foundation store in Broadwalk, Dunstable, won the charity’s South of England Shop of the Year Award.

According to BHF, the Dunstable shop beat off competition with its exemplary customer service and its respectable range of goods.

Staff and volunteers of the store were joined by Mayor, Cllr Terry Stock and Mayoress Ann Stock to celebrate the victory as senior managers from BHF awarded the trophy on Tuesday, February 24.

And of course, the charity’s red heart mascot was also on hand to join in the festivities.

Louise Harbour, regional manager, said: “The Dunstable shop has had an excellent year of trading thanks to the dedication of its staff, volunteers and the local community who shop and donate.

“The shop has always been a huge asset to the BHF and I can’t thank the local community enough for their support.”

Profits from the shop contributed the £298,000 raised across Bedfordshire last year.