News World Julia Roberts backs London store selling presents for refugees

Julia Roberts backs London store selling presents for refugees

A pop-up charity shop backed by Julia Roberts has opened in London, letting shoppers buy food, clothing and even schooling for refugees around the world.

The ‘Choose Love’ store, run by the Help Refugees charity, opened just off the capital’s Carnaby Street – with a second one due to follow on West Broadway, New York on Tuesday.

“You come in and you buy the blanket or the life jacket and you leave with nothing, but just have a real feeling of warmth and love,” said Josie Naughton, the charity’s chief executive.

‘Help Refugees’ said all the money raised there would go to refugees – as the shop space was given free of charge and the staff were volunteers.

“Pretty Woman” star Roberts has helped by wearing a ‘Choose Love’ T-shirt at red carpet events and posting footage of her modelling it on social media.

The London store, which will open until January, raised more than 750,000 pounds ($963,000) in its debut last year.

(Reuters)

Top Stories

WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

UK to reopen thousands of shops in easing of coronavirus lockdown

Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, setting out...

Repeat positive cases ‘released’ three weeks from first diagnosis

The Health Ministry issued instructions on Friday on the release / ending of isolation for patients who tested positive to Covid-19 but are not...

Two new Covid cases in education and repatriations

Two new coronavirus cases were reported today by the health ministry, a drop from yesterday's eight, out of a total of 2128 tests, raising...

Minister: Back to school for 769 pupils with disabilities

  More than 760 children with disabilities who were told they could not go back to school when primary and lower secondary schools reopened last...

Taste

Traditional salads that will blow your mind away

This traditional salads will make you actually love salads! Cyprus may be famous for souvla and kleftiko but if you try the traditional salads with...

Honey Balls

As you stroll down Onasagorou street in the old city of Nicosia and suddenly feel the need for something sweet, follow the smell of...

Octopus with Oregano

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 kg octopus ½ tsp dry oregano Pepper 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice Preparation: Clean the octopus thoroughly under cold running water. Place the octopus...

Fish meatballs

In a bowl, mix the finely chopped onion and parsley. Boil the fish, cut into small pieces and add to the bowl. Add salt...