|Sir George at Naturally Health Foods, Andover
24 Sep 2003
Press Release from Nikki Dake
"Sir George Young has been an invaluable ally for Naturally Health Foods over the past year, especially when the shop has been campaigning against the Government's ruinous Food Supplements Directive. Over 100 customers signed a petition, which Sir George presented to the House, along with other MPs whose constituents were up in arms about the directive, which will effectively take dozens of tried and true herbal supplements off the UK market.
The reason for Sir George's appearance at Naturally is to inaugurate the new window of the store. The shop has been boarded up - but stalwartly trading nonetheless - since early August when a large lorry backed into the main bow window at night. Now it's to have its new window installed.
"It's been a real nightmare!" says Nikki Dake, Naturally's proprietor. "We had a call from the police in the middle of the night; the emergency glazier came and boarded us up; and then we spent days clearing up the glass, the smashed eggs and all the mess. Several thousand pounds worth of damage in all."
Six weeks later, local craftsmen are fitting the new bow window and the shop should be up and looking its best within a few days.
"We are planning a completely new and different window feature and local sculptor David George is already looking for a suitable piece of yew to carve us something unique", continues Nikki.