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Gold-medal swimmer opens Upminster charity shop

15:23 19 February 2014

Amy Marren joins volunteers to reopen The Children's Society in Upminster.

Amy Marren joins volunteers to reopen The Children's Society in Upminster.

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An international swimmer took on ribbon-cutting duty at a new-look charity shop.

The Children’s Society store in Station Road, Upminster was being reopened after a temporary closure for refurbishment.

On hand to mark the launch of the new-look shop was British para-swimmer Amy Marren, of Hornchurch.

The 15-year-old athlete was named Sunday Times and Sky Sports Disability Sportswoman of the year for 2013, after picking up four gold medals and two silvers at last year’s IPC World Championships in Canada.

But there were no butterflies for the Hall Mead school student, who was pleased to be able to show her support.

She said: “Charity begins at home and I thought what better way to show this than supporting a charity where I live.

“Its really important for me to support The Children’s Society as I feel all children should be given the best chance in life.”

The charity works with disadvantaged children.

The launch went swimmingly, and store manager Breffni James said: “We are really excited to have our new-look shop reopened with a fresh layout and brand new stock. This year the shop has been open for 25 years and we are truly grateful to all our volunteers throughout this time.”

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