WISP, the new charity shop in Westbury’s town centre, opened its doors last week.
Jane Scott, leader of Wiltshire Council, and the Earl of Dartmouth, MEP for South West England, opened the shop on Tuesday 31st May, in a ceremony that was also attended by many of the town’s key figures.
The shop takes over the former Westbury Racing premises in Maristow Street, and will raise money to help local good causes.
WISP, Westbury Incorporating Surrounding Parishes, is a new charity which has been set up with an ethos of assisting local organisations and good causes in the town and surrounding villages, with funds provided from the shop’s income. Distribution of funds will be operated by a trust, which will consist of leading town figures.
At the opening cllr Jane Scott and the Earl of Dartmouth both congratulated Westbury resident and town councillor Mike Cuthbert Murray for his hard work in setting up the shop. Cllr Scott added she was delighted to see a project raising money to go back into the community and that it was good to see an empty shop filled.
The shop continues to welcome donations of bric-a-brac, clothes, books, and suitable items.
Pictured: Deputy mayor Sue Ezra, Jane Scott, (Leader of Wiltshire Council), Mike Cuthbert-Murray, mayor David Windess, and shop manager Jenny Hendry celebrate the opening of the shop.