TV presenter Anthea Tuner opens new DEBRA charity shop

TV presenter Anthea Turner, The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest, Councillor Ash Merry and the Mayoress, Councillor Isabel Mattick opened a new DEBRA charity store yesterday in Martins Heron, Bracknell, Berkshire to raise vital funds to support individuals and families living with the genetic skin condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

Commenting on the store opening Chantelle Milne, Director of Retail at DEBRA said:

I am delighted DEBRA is opening a new store in Martins Heron to support the individuals and families living with the devastating condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Like many other charities and organisations, the last few months have been a challenging period, but we are confident our supporters and donors will continue to fly the DEBRA flag. All staff and volunteers follow strict government safety measures in all our stores and our donations are quarantined for 72 hours.  We are really excited to be welcoming valued customers old and new to find stylish and sustainable bargains whilst supporting the EB community and helping to save the planet.

Les Paine, EB Ambassador comments:

Living with EB is a life like no other. At first my GP refused to accept I had EB but thanks to information given to me by the community support team at DEBRA I was able to demonstrate I have the condition. Despite my skin continuously blistering I am still able to ride my motorbike. Some days are worse than others. It’s an unimaginable roller coaster but the support DEBRA has given me means I’m not struggling alone.

More information about DEBRA store opening times and how to become a DEBRA volunteer can be found here.