Shabby2Chic Boutique shortlisted for B&Q National Award

Shabby2Chic Boutique has been shortlisted for a national award following a nomination by Alliance Homes.

PfH (Procurement for Housing) runs a competition sponsored by B&Q that awards three cash prizes for a social value project in the community with a panel of judges, including representatives from B&Q and PfH, reviewing all entries and choosing the winners.

Shabby2Chic Boutique a collaborative project supported by Alliance Homes, CURO and XTND is run by parents from both Bournville and Windwhistle Primary Schools. They successfully opened their Pop Up Shop on Wednesday 16th September 2015 at The Sub Station, St. Andrews Parade, Weston-super-Mare.

The shop is open every Wednesday and showcases the amazing craft and upcycling talents of this enterprising group. Shabby2Chic sells unique, bespoke and personalised items as well as running workshops where will be sharing their skills with other members of the community.

Mary Morgan, Alliance Homes, travelled to the iCon Innovation Centre in Daventry with two representatives (Louise Headington (Windwhistle) and Rachel Poole (Bournville)) from Shabby2Chic to attend the award ceremony this week. Although the project was not a prize winner, this was an excellent opportunity to see what other projects have been successfully set up around the country and to meet other groups and individuals involved in social enterprise.

The nomination is a huge accolade for this ambitious group originally formed at a Windwhistle Primary School craft group.