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Sidcup's former Eastenders star Cheryl Fergison reopens chYps store in Crayford

PUBLISHED: 11:21 01 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:30 01 March 2013

Cheryl Fergison with Crayford mum Vicki Read

Cheryl Fergison with Crayford mum Vicki Read

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Sidcup television star Cheryl Fergison was the star turn at the reopening of a Crayford charity shop.

She cut the ribbon for the refurbished chYps store in Crayford Road on Monday.

Cheryl said: “I was so pleased to be invited along to officially open the Crayford shop. It looks absolutely wonderful.

“I would encourage everyone locally to pop in and pick themselves up a bargain or two, and leave happy knowing their purchase is helping to pay for vital hospice at home care for sick children in Bexley.”

Crayford mum Vicki Read was referred to chYps after her sons Sidney and Freddie were diagnosed with a life-limiting disease.

She said: “I think the shop looks fantastic and it is so good to know that money raised will help to fund chYps.

“Without the support and friendship of all the chYps team we, as a family, would never have been able to cope. We will be eternally grateful to them all.”

The charity needs to raise more than £1 million every year to maintain its vital service for babies, children and young adults. But much more must be raised if chYps is to expand and reach out to others in need of care.

It provides hospice at home support for sick children in Bexley and north Kent.

For more information visit chyps.org.

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