Charity’s aim to buy caravan for families

A WORTHING charity that assists children and young people with learning disabilities is opening a shop in the Guildbourne Centre.

Baby Buddy was formed almost two years ago by mother and daughter Lorraine and Chelsea Harman, after Lorraine’s youngest son Diego was born with Down’s Syndrome.

The mother-of-eight, of The Esplanade, Worthing, is married to Walter, who owns the Brio restaurants in Worthing and Shoreham.

The pair are hoping to raise at least £50,000 to buy a static caravan for families to use for holidays.

The shop, which will sell second-hand adult and children’s clothes, toys and vintage furniture, will open on Tuesday at 1pm.

Chelsea said: “This is a really exciting time for us and we have been busy getting everything ready for the opening.

“Next Saturday we will be having a children’s day with lots of games, face painting and balloons which will be an opportunity for people to come and see what we do. People can also bring donations for the shop.”