A West End actor braved the freezing temperatures to open a new charity shop.
Ampthill based actor, Robert Daws, who stars as the prime minister in the stage version of Yes, Prime Minister, opened the Keech Hospice Care shop in Sandy on Friday (January 18).
He was joined in the Market Square by the town’s mayor, Susan Sutton, and the charity’s chief executive, Mike Keel.
Robert said: “I have had a lovely time opening this brand new store for Keech Hospice Care.
“Keech is a charity very dear to my heart and I wish it every success.
“I am sure the people of Sandy will support it with their fabulous purchases and donations and that it will become a key part of the community.”
Mrs Sutton said that more shops on the market square and high street will keep the town thriving.
She added: “Keech supports children in Sandy and this new shop will give local people the opportunity to see the work that Keech does and then support it directly.
“I will definitely be popping into the shop regularly and I’m sure the community will continue to support this fantastic service.”
This is Keech Hospice Care’s 27th shop. It sells good quality furniture, bric-a-brac, clothes, books and toys. Donations can be taken to the shop during opening hours.
The charity supports children with life limiting conditions across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes and adults from Luton and South Beds.
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