Shop’s on its way to a successful year

MP Nick Gibb, second from right, meets John Watson, Lin Stone and Amanda Osbourne-Brown at the Point shop SUS-140411-141747001
MP Nick Gibb, second from right, meets John Watson, Lin Stone and Amanda Osbourne-Brown at the Point shop SUS-140411-141747001

A CHARITY shop is on course for an annual turnover of £30,000 in its first year.

The Point outlet helps to keep the Scope Point Day Centre, in Chichester, going to provide activities and trips for people between the ages of 18 and 50 with physical disabilities.

Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP Nick Gibb visited the shop on The Parade last Saturday to see how it was faring since it opened last February.

He said: “The Point charity shop in Pagham plays an important role in raising funds for Scope West Sussex and in funding the Point Day Centre.

“The vast array of interesting activities and visits the centre organises provides opportunities for people whose physical disabilities would otherwise make such trips very difficult.”

Among those who Mr Gibb met during his visit were the centre’s manager, John Watson, shop manager Lin Stone and Alice Osbourne-Brown, one of volunteers at the shop.