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11 July 2016
- Community

THE POWER OF GIVING BACK A SMILE

I wanted to tell you all about how our FARA shop on Chatham Road, SW11 is involved day by day in it's local community.


We all enjoy what we are doing here and every morning begins with a cup of coffee!


We often have regular customers waiting to get through the door for the best bargains and they are welcomed with a warm smile. FARA is more than just a shop, socialising with our team and other FARA-lovers as well as cuddles from the shop's favourite dogs is all part of the experience. Who could say no to such a day?


We don't charge for a smile and everyone is welcome, from yummy mummies and cheeky children, to local teachers and handsome builders, to nannies and dog walkers, to fashionistas and business men; no one leaves empty handed. I swear, its an addiction - wouldn't you want to have this in your wardrobe?

You would never believe how often we hear "is this really a charity shop?" and this is all down to the hard work the team put in to keep the shop looking fabulous. Our work is made worthwhile when things such as new window displays, colour coordinated rails, and new-in clothes depending on the latest fashion trends are praised by our customers.


The best part of it all is that we have the freedom to express ourselves and be creative. Every day is different in here, you never know what the day will bring: surprising donations, interesting customers who always cheer you up and lots of laughter from our team .


So if you ever feel blue , or have nothing to wear, come to see us.


FARA, 70 Chatham Road, SW11 6HG

Blog written by - Evelina Bileciute - FARA Shop Manager

FARA Charity Shops supporting the work of FARA Charity transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in Romania. FARA Enterprises Limited is wholly owned by the FARA Foundation. Registered Charity No. 1139349