12:43PM, Thursday 03 May 2012
Charity shops always aim to be classy nowadays.
But Windsor's Save the Children shop definitely took the cake on Monday, when the Royal Borough's mayor Cllr Asghar Majeed joined volunteers serving customers wearing his robes and solid gold chain.
Cllr Majeed was dressed for the part, having just personally escorted the Queen on her walkabout in Windsor that morning.
From there it was a short walk to the charity shop in William Street to support its campaign to attract volunteers. One American customer Elaine from Hawaii could not believe it when the mayor wrapped her purchase before going on to serve another customer.
Volunteer Kalim Noorani said everyone fell in love with the mayor's Yorkshire accent. He said: "He did not only stop and serve customers and have tea with us all, he also personally recruited at least two volunteers to work in the shop."
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