Local member of ‘paw-liament’ gets shirty with the Dogs Trust

Member of Parliament for Rayleigh and Wickford, Mark Francois, visited Dogs Trust Rayleigh Charity Shop recently to donate some pre-loved shirts for sale; meet the staff and see the newly refurbished shop.

The shop reopened at the end of August, having been closed for two weeks to undergo a refurbishment. The reopening of the new and improved shop coincided with its 5th birthday, so there was twice the call for celebration.

Mr Francois was given a tour of the refreshed shopfloor, which has brought the design of Dogs Trust Rayleigh Charity Shop in line with newer Dogs Trust Charity Shops across the country.

Commenting on the visit, Samantha Lynch, Dogs Trust Shop Manager said:

“It was an absolute honour that our local MP came to visit the new and improved Rayleigh Shop. Mark has a long history of supporting Dogs Trust and it was great to host him and show him another side of the vital work the charity does. Our shop is an integral part of the local community, here in Rayleigh and we are all so excited that our beloved shop now has a shiny new look and feel. Mark’s visit was a great chance to show off the shop’s new look and improved customer journey for our loyal local supporters.”

Following the visit to the shop, Mark Francois MP said:

“I really enjoyed my visit to the Dogs Trust Rayleigh Charity Shop, which is located in my constituency on Rayleigh High Street. It was fantastic to see the new and improved shop and meet the wonderful staff. I was impressed by the new look and feel of the shop and to meet even more Dogs Trust employees who all go above and beyond to support unwanted dogs in Essex and the rest of the UK.”