Brewers Exeter were thrilled to be able to donate 15L of Albany paint to breathe new life into Jelly, a charity shop in Exeter selling low cost, preloved children’s clothes, toys and books.
Bradite also donated some floor paint to not only brighten the space, but also supply the best coating to ensure the floor stands the test of time.
Jelly celebrated its reopening with Jelly Bear, face painting, cakes, a huge raffle with some fantastic prizes and some goodie bags to the first 50 customers!
Located in Fore Street, Jelly first opened its doors in 2015 and is run by paid staff and a team of amazing volunteers.
Over the years, Jelly has amassed a loyal customer base in Exeter and beyond as the go-to shop for friendly customer service and preloved, low-cost clothes, toys and books, which is more important now than ever with the cost-of-living crisis impacting local families.
The shop also offers volunteering opportunities to people, many of whom are looking to build confidence and gain valuable retail skills to help get back into employment.
Ellie Taylor, Operations Manager at Exeter Community Initiatives, said: “It’s been an amazing day! It was wonderful to welcome back our customers, staff and volunteers who we’ve missed during the refurbishment. Jelly’s had a much-needed makeover. We now have a dedicated baby feed, changing and rest area and it’s a bright and welcoming environment for our customers – big and small! My thanks goes out to staff, volunteers and the many local businesses who have given their time, money or resources to make this refurbishment happen – we couldn’t have done it without you!”