An Eastbourne charity has officially opened their new shop.
Families for Autism has taken up residence in The Labyrinth, where they can take donations and sell goods to raise funds towards their work.
The ribbon was cut by Eastbourne MP, Caroline Ansell, who is also the charity’s patron.
Mark Jones Trustee & Chief Exec Families for Autism said, “It’s very important for us to open a shop for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we wanted somewhere for autistic young people to volunteer and work in the shop and it’s also a revenue stream to earn additional income for the charity. I’ve been very grateful to everyone to everyone in Eastbourne who has supported us. If it wasn’t for businesses, families and people like Eastbourne Buzz, we wouldn’t be here, so really from my perspective it’s really a big thank you to everyone for supporting us.”
Caroline Ansell said, “This new enterprise will raise new funds for this charity and the work this charity does it genuinely makes a difference and can change lives. So, what people are really doing by supporting this shop is really promoting the work of the charity for the young children and young people to make sure they have the opportunities they need to be everything they can be.”