ITV’s Home Genie, Georgina Burnett, visited The Children’s Trust charity shop in Sevenoaks to upcycle items that had been donated and help raise funds for children with brain injury.
The segment, which aired on This Morning yesterday, showed Georgina working her magic on several items from the charity’s shop in Kent. Starting with a wooden crate and a suitcase stand, Georgina transformed the items into a stunning children’s bedside table, a beautiful canvas and a dog bed.
Julie Beames, Head of Retail at The Children’s Trust, commented:
“It has been a really challenging time for charity shops. Our shops have been closed more than they’ve been open the past year, but now we’re back! We’re really looking forward to welcoming our customers through the doors again and selling Georgina’s items. I have no doubt they will fly off the shelves.”
The Children’s Trust reopened its 18 charity shops on 12 April after months of being closed due to the nationwide lockdown. As a result of the closures, the charity has lost tens of thousands in trading, but with light at the end of the tunnel and restrictions easing, retail teams are looking to the future with hope and optimism.
To find your nearest shop, please visit: https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/support-our-work/shops/find.