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Sunbeams helps bring the Olympic spirit to Halesowen
5:14pm Wednesday 25th July 2012 in Local
A Halesowen charity shop has gone overboard for the Olympics in a bid to give shoppers the sporting bug.
The staff at Sunbeams have created a mini-Olympics village in their shop with models, bikes, torches and the all important Olympic rings.
Manager of the High Street shop Katie Bennett said: “We are backing the Olympics and the Paralympics because we have a lot of people who use our shop who has special needs and these games are inspiring them.
“We wanted to celebrate our local Olympians Jess Varnish and Kristian Thomas who competing this week and then our very own Jordanne Whiley in Paralympics and is such an inspiration to everyone connected to the shop.”
She added: “We welcome everyone with all types of disabilities, physical and mental, into the shop whether they want to help out or just find a bargain, we’ve been in Halesowen for two and a half years and have got a lovely little community going.
“Hopefully when people see all our Olympics displays they will think about taking up some sport themselves.”
Sunbeams raises money to helps for adults and children through special needs and uses music in a therapeutic way to builds self esteem.”
Sunbeams always needs donations of sports gear, clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac, for more information pop into the shop.