Charity shop remains shut after fire

December 05 2016

A CHARITY shop on Straits Parade remains closed more than two weeks after the building and stock were damaged by fire.

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A CHARITY shop on Straits Parade remains closed more than two weeks after the building and stock were damaged by fire.

The blaze at the Clic Sargent ship happened early on Saturday November 12. Six firefighters in breathing apparatus used high-powered hose reels to put out the fire.

Police and fire investigation officers are investigating the cause. 

A spokesman for Clic Sargent said the  fire started at the back of the shop at about 8am.

"No one was injured in the incident but there was significant damage to both the stock in the shop and the building.

"We are still working with the police who are investigating and the shop will remain closed for the foreseeable future.”

A notice in the shop window asks supporters to take their donations to the shops in Staple Hill or Downend.

Clic Sargent is a charity close to the hearts of many people in the area, as the original Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood was started by Bob Woodward, from Frenchay, in the 1970s.