About Vintage Viola
Vintage Viola is quite probably the funkiest charity shop you will ever visit, either virtually or in real life. Set up in December 2018 by myself; Sharon Dunne (Stepmum to River Reeves) with massive help from Lisa Leonard (Kris Leonard’s lovely mum). Kris and Riv were 2 of the 4 lads that made up the amazing band, Viola Beach.
Following the tragic accident in Sodertalje in February 2016 which stole the boys and their manager away, Riv’s Dad and I decided we didn’t want that tragic accident to be River’s full stop.
We set up the River Reeves Foundation in November 2016. A performing arts charity to raise funds to support young aspiring performers from Warrington. A lasting legacy for River and the rest of the lads. The shop is just one way that the Foundation fundraises to help young musicians, dancers, artists and other ‘performers’.
So each item that you buy helps to create ‘alternate futures’ for young people whilst keeping the Viola Beach magic alive. I hope you find something to cherish in the shop. The team and I have so much fun finding items and putting our collections together. If there is anything you would like to see more of then send in your ideas.
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Stay safe and happy shopping.
Love and light