Charity at heart of French boutique’s sale

Having embraced the French mode de vie whilst living in Provence with her family, Cathy Bullen, felt that on her return to Britain in 2011 she would share the flavour of France with her friends by opening an antique boutique, The Boule-in, in her barn and garden in Bildeston.

Last weekend the shop held its ‘Fete du Printemps’, a special sale with refreshments available for donations with funds split between three charities, Combat Stress, Macmillan Cancer Support and the village church’s restoration fund.

The event runs until Sunday, when the total raised will be doubled by the couple.