Boutique’s boost for good causes

Freckle Boutique owner Linda Monk (centre) with staff from Villages in Partnership, in Eccleston
Freckle Boutique owner Linda Monk (centre) with staff from Villages in Partnership, in Eccleston

A Chorley boutique owner has surprised five local charities donating more than £1000 of clothes.

Linda Monk, who owns ladies’ store “Freckle Boutique” in Heskin Farmers’ Market and Craft Centre used the help of customers to nominate the charities.

The chosen five Villages in Partnership in Eccleston, International Aid, at Coppull, Derian House, Sue Ryder in Chorley and Tracey Turner’s Macmillan Coffee Morning, Walton le daleeach received a package of brand new clothes worth £200.

The lucky winners

Linda said: “I have been incredibly lucky since opening in March 2014, in the support I have received as a small business from Chorley Council.

“I was so pleased to have been awarded a Business In Growth grant which has allowed me to expand my boutique and consequently grow my business.

“In addition, the success of supplying affordable plus size fashion alongside exciting niche brands such as Lindy Bop and Lady Vintage has meant I am in the enviable position of being able to give something back to the community that has helped me so much.”