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Penge charity shop raises thousands for children's hospice

PUBLISHED: 09:32 31 October 2014 | UPDATED: 09:32 31 October 2014

Little Ones, Penge.

Little Ones, Penge.

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Volunteers at Little Ones, High Street, Penge, have been presented with a fundraising award for their efforts in supporting Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

In the last six years they have handed over more than £500,000 to the charity.

The store was set up by David Henderson, of Pheonix Road, Penge.

He said: “I gave my first donation of £25 to Demelza in 2006 and I have been very surprised with how the shop has gone.

“It’s amazing how from a very small shop such a large amount has been given - we are very proud of it.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all my customers – they have helped not only the shop but children as well – children who may not see their teens.”

Mr Henderson, who runs the shop with the help of eight volunteers, was presented with an inspirational fundraising plaque by Demelza’s community fundraiser Claire Rogers.

Miss Rogers said: “For one group of people to have raised £50,000 for us is amazing.

“They are right to feel proud of what they have achieved and we are so grateful.

“We would also like to thank all of Mr Henderson’s customers and Penge residents for the support they have shown to us through Little Ones.”

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