A team of volunteers from Barclays has given the St Luke’s charity shop in Sandbach a mini makeover.

Four members of staff from Barclays at Radbroke Hall spent a day at the charity shop painting two back rooms, which are used for sorting donations and getting stock ready for the shop. They also put up new shelving.

Shop manager Julie Middlehurst said: “We are absolutely delighted with the results, it has made a huge difference. Our volunteers love it too – they say the rooms are cleaner, fresher and a much nicer place to work. The new shelving has also helped as it gives us a place to store stock which is ready to go into the shop. The rooms just have a much better flow to them. We are incredibly grateful to Barclays and their volunteers for all their hard work.”

The work was carried out as part of Barclays’ Make a Difference volunteering campaign. Barclays also donated £300 to pay for the paint and shelving.

Alan Middlehurst, SharePoint Engineer for Barclays, was one of the volunteers. He said: “It was a pleasure working at the shop and nice to be able to give a little back to a charity which offers so much to others.

“Everyone had fun and we were well looked after throughout the day with lots of tea and coffee. The staff and volunteers did really well keeping the shop running with nowhere to work, and also managing to keep our paint off everything! A great day was had by all, and we look forward to doing another event in the future.”

St Luke’s charity shop in Congleton Road in Sandbach stocks a range of pre-loved clothing, including some designer labels and evening wear. It also has a large variety of bric-a-brac, books, CDs and DVDs. It is open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4.30pm.

For more information about St Luke’s charity shops please visit www.slhospice.co.uk/shops