Facelift to light up charity shop

VOLUNTEERS will be rolling up their sleeves to tidy up the front of a Jacksdale charity shop on Sunday.

The Lighthouse Charity Shop is located near the Jacksdale War Memorial and organisers say it was important to clean up the shop front ahead of future Soldiers’ Day and Remembrance Sunday events.

Valley CIDS employees and volunteers will work alongside members of the Jacksdale-based Badger Community Group and offenders doing Community Payback as a result of Unpaid Work Orders to repaint the shop front.

Valley CIDS business manager Peter Hallam said: “I am thrilled to see Valley CIDS being the catalyst to help bring people from the local community together including our staff and volunteers, the Badger Community Group and people provided by the Probation Service to improve the frontage of the shop by providing it with a much needed facelift.”

The work will be taking place between 10am-3pm on Sunday with material provided by Valley CIDS and the Badgers Community Group.

Income raised at the shop funds the work of Valley CIDS and related charities, whose children’s workers provide a range of activities for schools.

These include school assemblies, interactive religious education lessons, workshops, lunch time and after school clubs.

Schools which benefit locally are Jacksdale Primary School, Ironville Primary School, Codnor Community School and Riddings Infants and Junior School.