Havant Borough Council and the Meridian Shopping Centre are proud to announce the arrival of the FatFace Foundation with a new retail unit opening Friday 8 October.
Providing access to thousands of high-quality, discounted clothing items, all profits made at the outlet will go to charitable causes.
A registered charity, the FatFace Foundation was set up in 2009 to make a positive and enduring difference to the lives of people in communities where FatFace sources, manufactures, retails and distributes its product. Raising money and distributing grants that will change people's lives, the charity has previously given to local charities such as the Southern Domestic Abuse Service, MUNCH, the Hayling Skate Park project and Step by Step.
The new outlet - which will run alongside their existing unit in North Street, Havant - covers 2,130 square feet of retail space and is in the heart of the Meridian Shopping Centre, purchased by the council in 2019.
"We are delighted to welcome such a worthwhile shop to the heart of Havant" said Councillor Tim Pike, Cabinet Lead for Finance, Regeneration and Estates. "The FatFace Foundation provides a vibrant and exciting offer for those shopping in the town. With other major retailers such as Home Bargains also opening significant new premises in the town, and numerous new small businesses now populating our high street, I'm proud to see a town with an expanding - and not declining - shopping offer."
"The Meridian Centre welcomes the new store onto our Main Mall” said Meridian Shopping Centre manager Rob Fryer. “We are sure this will be a great success for the Foundation and will give our local customers a fantastic opportunity to purchase premium products at greatly discounted prices, especially in mind that Christmas is just around the corner.”