Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pioneering Shed Shop fundraiser dies at 79 : Express & Star

Express & Star:

"Pioneering Shed Shop fundraiser dies at 79.

A grandmother who ran a charity shop from the bottom of her garden, raising more than £65,000 over two decades, has died. Pauline Barnett was 79.

Mrs Barnett set up her shop in 1979 in a shed at her home in Needwood Grove, Stone Cross, West Bromwich. It was such a novelty at the time, it attracted bargain hunters from as far afield as Ireland.

The mother of three started selling secondhand clothes to raise money for the Williams Syndrome Foundation. Her son Michael was born with the condition, which causes mental and physical disabilities, and died aged 35."

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