HoneyRose keeps growing

Honey Rose Foundation Furniture Store on Barrow Street
Honey Rose Foundation Furniture Store on Barrow Street

SAINTS star Jamie Foster has officially opened the HoneyRose Foundation’s new town centre shop.

And the young winger delighted charity founder and chief executive Lynn Duffy by patiently spending an hour with volunteers at the Barrow Street furniture store.

She said: “Getting this furniture shop sorted has been very hard work, so it was nice of Jamie to come down.

“Although we only held the official opening last week, the shop has been oipen for about two months and is doing well so far.

“We’re always in need of donations though, so if anyone’s got any furniture they could donate to us we’re always very grateful.

“Every penny that we raise helps to arrange special days for terminally ill adults. We’ve managed to help 890 people now - but that figure is probably closer to 3,000 when you take into account their friends and family.”

Former Mayor Terry Shields was also at the event last Tuesday (November 2), and told how he is working hard behind the scenes to raise the HoneyRose Foundation’s profile.

Coun Shields said: “I want to let more people know about the good work that the HoneyRose Foundation does and me and Lynn have started approaching businesses to see if they can help.

“A lot of people have heard of HoneyRose, but I want to hammer home the message of what a good job they do.”

He added: “Obviously, the economic climate has made things very difficult for charities. We’ve got to make sure we protect as many of our local charities as we can.”