Princess Anne to visit Garstang

Princess Anne
Princess Anne

Volunteers at a Garstang charity shop are preparing to put out the red carpet for a VIP royal visitor.

Princess Anne will be stopping off at two Save The Children shops in the county - in Garstang and in Fulwood - on Friday.

As President of Save the Children for more 40 years, Princess Anne will meet more than 50 volunteers who have all contributed to the charity shops’ ongoing success.

The Princess will pass on her gratitude to them and to Save The Children staff on behalf of the children who have benefited from the funds raised locally.

She will be invited to sign the visitors’ book and receive a posy.

The Garstang shop, which has a Regional Bridal Department, opened in January 2008 and has gone from strength-to-strength.

The Fulwood shop, at the Sharoe Green Lane shopping centre, opened in October 2006.

The Fulwood store is Save the Children’s most successful shop in raising funds to support the charity’s work and help the world’s poorest Save The Children works in more than 120 countries.

A spokeswoman for the charity said: “Both shops rely upon the continued enthusiasm and hard work of their staff and volunteers.”

The Princess is due to arrive in Garstang after visiting Blackpool, where she is calling at the Street Life shelter, in her role as Patron of Latitude Global Volunteering.

Street Life provides help to vulnerable young people in the resort.