A CHARITY shop in Stanton Hill, which raises funds for community projects, has re-opened following a major refurbishment.
The Vine Tree Charity Shop, which is on High Street, was recently closed while it was given a makeover - and it was re-opened by Canon Richard Kellett along with shop manager Heather Webster.
It first opened around 15 years ago and raises money to provide grants to community groups in the area.
Grants have been given to Quarrydale School in Sutton for its annual Q-Factor talent competition, the Merrystems Gardening Group, which runs an allotment for partially sighted and blind people in Stanton Hill, and Ashfield School’s choir.
The shop is also open to members of the public who wish to stop and have a coffee - and Heather says it plays and important role in the community.
She said: “We get our regulars who come most weeks.
“The nice thing is that if people have lost a husband or a wife and they are clearing out their stuff, they chat to the volunteers. You find they then become regulars.”
To donate goods or volunteer, drop into the shop on High Street or contact Mansfield 453999.