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Yvonne manages our newly opened charity shop. With a background in retail and understanding and knowledge of chemical dependency and the impact it can have on individuals and families, she was naturally the right person to drive this new initiative forward. As well as running the shop, she takes responsibility for ensuring we have volunteers to assist in delivering a customer friendly experience to all that visit us.
1). What does Silkworth mean to you?
Hope. I have a love for Silkworth and what it’s doing for the island.
2). You run the charity shop, can you tell us a little more about that?
I run the shop on the principles of the Silkworth programme; having honest prices, being fair, being kind, having a friendly atmosphere. I like to integrate with the customers to give them a shopping experience.
3). What are your favourite clothes?
I don’t have a favourite, it depends on my mood. I will wear dresses, jeans, suits etc. However I do tend to favour dresses
4). What is the best/worst purchase you’ve ever made?
I’ve made too many good ones! But bad one…I call them my ‘Las Vegas’ shoes – they were a Vegas purchase and were multi-coloured floral, high, pointy stilettos, they really stood out! But I managed to sell them in the shop…they took months to go though, I reckon it was for a fancy dress party.
5). What was the last gift you gave someone?
A Jo Malone candle
6). What do you like doing in your spare time?
Swimming & the gym every day. I like anything creative; art, making things, craft, reading. I also love dressing up and styling.
7). If you weren’t working at Silkworth, what would you be doing instead?
I wouldn’t be doing what I wanted to do – but I like to study so maybe I would do a psychology degree or back into finance.
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