New look hospice shop has it in the bag

28/6/2011'  From left, Sarah Coles, Julie Russell and Carol Dyer at the re-vamped Number Twenty, Berkhamsted.
28/6/2011' From left, Sarah Coles, Julie Russell and Carol Dyer at the re-vamped Number Twenty, Berkhamsted.

UPMARKET charity shop Number Twenty has been given a fresh new look just in time for staff to celebrate its fifth year in business.

The flourishing store in Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted, is run by The Hospice of St Francis.

It is managed by Sarah Coles and her deputy Nicola Harvey, who are helped by a team of 25 volunteers.

But what makes it different from other charity outlets is the store is run as an independent gift shop, paying rents and rates like other retailers and buying from suppliers in the usual way.

The overhaul means the store now boasts a sleek contemporary look, designed by Berkhamsted-based graphic artist Katie Hunt from Solo Design.

Sarah, who won the Dacorum Small Business of the Year Award in 2007, said: “Number Twenty is a destination shop, pioneering local designers and trends.

“We have a commitment to stock local products made by local people.”