Partnership with John Lewis on shop renovation helps London-based charity

Working in partnership with John Lewis, Conamar has completed a full refurbishment of the Cardinal Hume Centre’s charity shop in Westminster – close to John Lewis’s head office in Victoria, London.

The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness, focusing on four areas of need: income, housing, education and skills, and legal status.

For two weeks in June, the shop was closed while staff from Conamar carried out a full refurbishment which included internal and external decoration, new floorcoverings, new lighting, and installing a new kitchen. Conamar also constructed the shop’s very first changing room. John Lewis supplied a new perimeter shop fit, including wall panels with shelves and prongs to display donated clothes and accessories.

Neil Dower, Managing Director of Conamar said: “This was a great opportunity for us to make a great deal of difference in the community. We spent two weeks transforming the space; there is now chrome hanging rails and glass display shelves, making for a much lighter, spacious feel.

“We hope that the renovation will help attract more customers to the shop, and in turn help to increase funds for the charity.”