It now features an eye-catching sign that uses the Emmaus UK colours and graphics.

“The new sign looks fantastic and really makes us stand out,” said Emmaus North East Chair Sue Wilson. “Our previous look and the”Follow Me” brand had served us very well, but the new look identifies us much more clearly as part of the national Emmaus family.”

Shop Manager Debbie Monkhouse added: “Our customers really like the change. Popele will now know for sure who we are and what we stand for. Onwards and upwards!”