Community outlet moves up in the world

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A Carnoustie community charity shop is going from strength to strength, prompting a move to bigger and more central premises.

The Haven charity shop, which supports good causes in the town, will officially open its doors tomorrow (Saturday) in a new High Street location.

Haven opened on Dundee Street around two years ago, but the popularity of the shop and their growing catalogue of quality used goods for sale has forced them to find a new home in the empty unit which until recently was occupied by Swetchies Sweet Shop.

Although the new Haven has been open since yesterday (Thursday), Depute Lord Lieutenant of Angus, Dr Sandy McKendrick, will do the honours and declare the new premises open for business at 10am tomorrow.

Haven manager Babs Hodgens is delighted with how the community charity has gone from strength to strength and has been accepted by Carnoustie folk.

She said: “We would like to thank all the volunteers for all their hard work, they’ve really pushed the boat out this time to get everything ready in the new shop.

“We would also like to thank Wendy and Gary Devlin who came along with a couple of vans and emptied the shop for us.

“It’s been brilliant, everybody has given us a huge amount of support.”

The new Haven can be found at 112 High Street.