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New home for Bute charity’s Rothesay shop

The Brianne Roberts Trust team behind the counter of the charity's new shop in Rothesay's East Princes Street.

The Brianne Roberts Trust team behind the counter of the charity's new shop in Rothesay's East Princes Street.

 

The Rothesay shop run by island charity the Brianne Roberts Trust moved into a new home on Monday.

The Trust’s shop, now settled in to the former Grandma’s Attic premises in the town’s East Princes Street, helps with the cost of providing short breaks at Hunter’s Quay Holiday Village near Dunoon for families coping with cancer in childhood.

Chris Roberts, the charity’s treasurer and acting secretary, said: “Since August 2012 we’ve raised £13,718 for CLIC Sargent, and the shop helps us cover the annual cost of £5,500 to run the caravan.

“We currently have £2,705 in the bank, and the charity now has 22 volunteers from as far away as Dumfries - not bad since we started off with just me and my wife Kim!”

The inspiration for the charity’s work was provided by Chris and Kim’s daughter Brianne, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2005, when she was just three years old, but who has been in remission since 2008.

 

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