STARS of TV's Coronation Street turned out to pledge support for a new charity shop.
Julia Haworth, who plays Claire Casey, Lucy-Jo Hudson, who plays Katy Harris and Trevor Dwyer-Lynch, who plays cabbie Patrick Tussel, gave their backing to the Debra store, in Meltham Road, Netherton.
The Debra charity shops raise money for people, often children, who suffer from the genetic skin blistering condition, epidermolysis bullosa.
Julia, 25, said she did not know much about the condition until she watched The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off, a Channel 4 documentary about the life of Jonny Kennedy, screened earlier this year. Jonny died aged 36 in September, 2003.
"The show really made me think and I decided I wanted to do whatever I could to help," she said.
"A lot of the sufferers are young children which makes it even more important that people support what Debra does because it might just improve the life of a child."
Lucy-Jo, who is originally from Rothwell near Leeds, urged people to have a look in the shop and do all they can to support the charity.
"One of the best things about being an actress is that I can get involved and make a difference for things like this," said the 21-year-old.
"I hope everyone supports the store and spends lots of money to help research into epidermolysis bullosa."