Crowds started to gather early at 54 John Street in Porthcawl in anticipation for the opening of Tŷ Hafan’s new shop.
Eager shoppers were left “all shook up” by Elvis impersonator Jimmy Elvis who entertained the public with some hip-shaking songs.
But star of the show was seven-year old Luca Pucella, from Bridgend, who was joined by his parents, Beth and Angelo, along with Bridge FM’s Lee Jukes to officially open the shop in the seaside town.
Luca, who was referred to Tŷ Hafan in 2010, is the only person in Wales to suffer from a rare, life-threatening condition called ROHHAD syndrome.
Before cutting the ribbon, Luca was asked what he thought of Tŷ Hafan, to which he replied “epic!”
Retail General Manager Matt Williams
All the charity’s shops have a reputation of being pleasurable places to browse and find high-quality bargains and the latest addition is no exception as customers can enjoy a light and airy shop with exciting displays.
The shops make a valuable contribution to the running costs of Tŷ Hafan and the services it provides to life-limited children, young people and their families from across Wales.
Donations of good quality clothing, bric a brac, toys and videos are all very welcome at the shop.