Basketball team Cheshire Jets slam dunked the opening of a new charity shop in Chester with trick shots galore.
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation shop in River Lane, Saltney, has relocated from its original site at the Boughton Centre.
The new location offers a larger space for its furniture sales and is a ‘drive-up and drop-off’ donation station, allowing people to park-up and drop their unwanted goods at the store.
Director of retail at Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Pat Tisdale, said: “The extra space this store provides is ideal for our furniture sales department.
“The store will also sell clothes and household goods and we are proud to say every item donated to the store will be sold in that store, which we feel is a vital step in becoming an integral part of the local community.”
Claire Wilson, chief executive officer of Cheshire Jets, said: “We are keen to support the local economy and would encourage you to help the charity either by making a donation or purchasing a bargain in store.”
Keen customers queued from 8am to ensure they were first through the door, including Chester-based June Edwards.
June said: “My daughter has just moved to the area and spotted some furniture through the window.
“Having recently been diagnosed with brittle asthma, I wanted to show my support for the lung cancer charity.
“I know from experience how debilitating lung problems are and I feel lung cancer research is underfunded compared to other cancer types. I wish the new store every success.”
The Chester store is open Monday to Saturday between 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am–4pm for both sales and donations.
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the UK’s only charity wholly dedicated to the defeat of lung cancer.
It funds research into prevention and early diagnosis, provides practical and emotional support as well as helping people to quit smoking.
The charity also campaigns for more research, better treatment and care, improved awareness of signs and symptoms and for more effective UK wide lung cancer prevention strategies.