David and Rita Barrett's Interview Summary
David and Rita Barrett were both born in 1952. Rita got involved with Willen by working in the bookshop in Stony and helping with the Ebay site but it was the love of books which drew her to the shop. Occasionally they receive books worth money which are usually sold on Ebay. She loves the classic car day in Stony Stratford where a lot of books are sold and donations made. The shop window is devoted to car memorabilia on that day which has been collected throughout the year. In 2016 the shop was under threat of closing but the volunteers put together a business plan to keep it open. During Covid books were sold on Ebay.
Rita got David involved with Willen when they needed a photographer and so Dave mostly goes along to events and takes photos which are used for publicity and advertising. Dave loves the Midnight Moo event but his favourite is Ladies Royal Ascot Day. He also loves the fact that he is able to meet lots of people and some celebrities and believes that Willen is the most loved local Charity.