Little Steps arrive on Zetland Road

This morning I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the new charity shop Little Steps. Young Rhia Flaherty (4 years) cut the ribbon to open the new venue at 15 to 17 Zetland Road.

All funds that are raised at our local Little Steps will go directly back to support the running of Charlton Farm Children’s Hospice. I spoke with Rhia’s father who had nothing but praise for the hospice based just outside of Bristol. He told me Rhia has a rare metabolic condition and the suppot and first class care the hospice provides for their family has made a tremendous difference to their quality of life. The money raised by this new charity shop is vital to ensure these kind of hospices can continue to function.

Little Steps is a light, bright and fun environment for families. They sell high quality toys, clothes and equipment for children under the age of five. They also offer nappy changing and breastfeeding facilities.

The shop got off to a fantastic start this morning with stock flying of the shelves. If you have any items you can donate to this fabulous cause then please pop them into the friendly team. They are also looking for more volunteers of all ages.

CHSW Regional Retail Manager Sharon Elliott told me they had chosen this location very carefully. They felt there was a strong sense of community and that local people would embrace the idea of re-cycling and re-using items that were no longer needed.

This a welcome addition to our community, do please go along and check out this happy new shop. There will be further information in the next issue of Bishopston Matters and you can visit the website www.chsw.org.uk/littlesteps