Staff and volunteers at the Cornwater Club Charity Shop recently welcomed Mansfield Radio to their shop on Queen Street. The station broadcast live from the premises throughout the day and talked to staff, customers and business supporters about the shop and the cause it supports.
Tony Delahunty, Managing Director of Mansfield Radio was very impressed with the selection of high quality second hand clothes available for such reasonable prices. He invited customers and supporters to come into the shop and model an outfit of their choice for the Radio Mansfield Fashion Show. One of the models, Joyce Newton, is pictured wearing branded clothing by Planet and Fenn, Wright and Manson. Her jewellery, shoes and bag were also from the shop; the entire outfit cost under £20.
Cornwater Staff were delighted to be supported by representatives from the community who championed the Cornwater Club on the radio. Supporters included Andrew Tucker from Mansfield Theatre, Liz Weston from Mansfield Museum, Charlotte Henshaw, Paralympic swimmer, Caroline Cox from Mansfield 2020 and Trish Mapletoft, Director of Miss Mansfield.
When interviewed, Sarah Nelson from Mansfield BID said “The Mansfield BID has an excellent working relationship with Cornwater. They attend and support many of our events and equally we support and promote all Cornwater’s events, such as their on-going rags campaign where we encourage other businesses to donate clothes and uniforms. I think it is fantastic that Cornwater also offer second hand electrical goods. They are a motivated and positive charity who do great work for the elderly”.
Dr Peter Rose, Chairman of the Cornwater Club, summed up the day by saying “We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support shown to us by Mansfield Radio and the wider community. The Cornwater Club Shop provides a source of income which we use to run the Cornwater Clubs for older people. Without our service many of these older people would remain in their own homes and become socially isolated with nothing for company but the television. Our clubs offer friendship to these people and many organised activities and outings in a social setting. Research has shown that by being mentally and physically active older people remain living longer in their own homes and retain their independence”