A CHARITY shop had an evening of fun, food, and fizz for customers.

The event at Claire House in Buckley, which was attended by the town Mayor David Ellis, was organised to celebrate the wonderful support that has been shown to the shop this year.

Pauline Billing, manager of Claire House since taking over in April 2018, welcomed shoppers with Prosecco and nibbles while also surprising them with a goodie bag.

People also had the opportunity to browse the stylish outfits, household items, and toys which were all for sale – with the money continuing to go towards the running of the Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Speaking of her delight with the success of the event, Ms Billing said: “We just had a lovely chatty evening which was a thank you really for our customers and to the people who donate to Claire House because we do have children around here which uses the hospice that is run by donations.

“I’d like to say a massive thank you once again, and my appreciation for them taking their time to come in.”

Volunteers at Claire House were recently awarded the Queen’s Award for outstanding voluntary work in the community, and Ms Billing added:

“I’ve got really good, and very talented volunteers who have very interesting careers. They’re a huge source of knowledge, and we couldn’t do it without them.”

Claire House Children’s Hospice, which benefits from the sales of the charity shop, helps seriously and terminally ill children to live their lives to the full. They offer children wonderful experiences which helps bring back a sense of normality to family life.

By providing specialist nursing care and emotional support Claire House help families smile again when life couldn’t get any tougher.