Shop takes part in late opening

Karen and Paul Scrimshaw at Marilyn and Melorse with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Hamper.
Karen and Paul Scrimshaw at Marilyn and Melorse with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Hamper.

An Alnwick business is joining in with a major late-night shopping event, to help raise money for abused children in the process.

Marilyn and Melrose, on Narrowgate, will be one of many Annie Sloan stockists around the globe to extend their opening hours on Friday, November 21.

UK stores have decided to raise funds for the NSPCC – a children’s charity fighting to end abuse.

Marilyn and Melrose, which sells the decorative Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, will stay open until 9pm.

Shoppers will be given fizz and mince pies, as well as demonstrations, hints and tips on how to create unique pieces of painted furniture.

The free event will feature a raffle, tombola, donation box and cake sale.

○ Last month, the Gazette teamed up with the shop to give away an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint hamper, plus an Annie Sloan techniques workshop.

The winner is Rachael Mills, from Alnwick.

A runner-up prize was for a techniques workshop, which has been won by A Logan, of Hadston. Both correctly said that the shop opened in 2012.