Six staff donated their time, as it is Tozers LLP's policy to allow staff to spend a paid working day per year volunteering with a charity of their choice. Practice Manager Lorraine Foster and Administration Assistant Ben Midgley delivered donated office furniture and stock, whilst trainee solicitor Edward Fordyce painted the changing rooms and his wife Amanda photographed garments for the online shop. Trusts Administrator Billie Richards refurbished a glass display cabinet for the boutique's jewellery and painted pillars. Meanwhile, paralegal Amy Matthews sorted through the shop's donated stock and steam cleaned the more glamorous evening dresses and designer garments so they could be photographed. Solicitor Megan Cross helped with procuring paint and undercoating the changing room as well.
Vernon Clarke, partner at Tozers and a trustee for Emmaus, comments: "The Sprout charity boutique in Exeter will stock high quality ladies', men's and children's clothing as well as jewellery, scarves, shoes, small ornaments, pictures, mirrors, trinket boxes and books. I am delighted that the staff from Tozers worked so enthusiastically for this new venture for Emmaus and, for those who cannot wait until the boutique opens, there is always sproutboutique on eBay!"