A North Yorkshire business which has just become a limited company is celebrating its arrival in Bedale by adopting a local organisation as its charity of the year.
Footwear boutique Shoeberry, which has opened at 35 Market Place, will be raising money throughout the year for Dales-Care, a Bedale charity offering a place for retired people in the community to meet and socialise.
The opening of the shop marks a new phase in the life of Shoeberry, which was previously based in Boroughbridge.
After sustained growth, it has now become a limited company, reflecting the popularity of its fabulous yet affordable shoes.
Its first event for the charity will be an open day on Saturday, September 28, when 10 per cent of the profits from all sales will be donated to the charity.
Shop staff are opening the doors to the whole community, and looking forward to meeting as many other shopkeepers and members of the public as possible.
Shoeberry’s owner, Lucy Carr, said:
“When I decided to open the shop in Bedale, I was very keen to work with other businesses and organisations in the community.
“I’ve heard so much about the brilliant work Dales-Care does for the older people in Bedale, and everyone I’ve spoken to there has been very welcoming and helpful.
“When it came to choosing a charity to support for my first year, it wasn’t a hard decision to make.”
Michelle Sands from Dales-Care said:
“We’re so pleased Lucy has chosen us as her charity of the year.
“We rely very heavily on donations and fundraising, so this kind of support is invaluable to us and the people who need our help.
“We wish Lucy and Shoeberry every success for the open day and for their first year of trading in Bedale.”
The open day will also see the official launch of the autumn/winter collection, offering visitors a chance to see the new ranges and try them on.
- Shoeberry’s charity open day takes place at 35 Market Place, Bedale, on Saturday, September 28 from 9.30am-5.30pm.