Winning effort

Wisbech Mayor Viv MacRae presenting trophy to the best dressed St George's day window to the Salvation Army in Wisbech receiving the trophy Amanda Ewen
Wisbech Mayor Viv MacRae presenting trophy to the best dressed St George's day window to the Salvation Army in Wisbech receiving the trophy Amanda Ewen
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The Salvation Army charity shop in Wisbech has been praised for its “tremendous efforts” which saw the Union Street shop win the Best Dressed Window in celebration of St George’s Day for the second year running.

The competition was organised by the Fenland Branch of the Royal Society of St George and press officer Peter Dennis has hit out at other shops and premises in the town for their lack of response.

He said the Salvation Army shop was an ‘example to the rest of the town who were not bothered’.

“Ten shops were notified and only two responded, the Salvation Army and the British Heart Foundation,” said Mr Dennis.

He said the branch will now have to consider whether it wants to hold the competition again next year.

In praise of the Salvation Army efforts, Mr Dennis said they had “excelled” with decoration and St George regalia throughout the shop. The decorations were done by volunteers and staff.

Wisbech Mayor Viv MacRae, patron of the branch, helped with the judging along with branch chairman Steve Clark who was dressed up for the occasion with treasurer Stuart Mattless.