Ashburton College string trio of Paula Green, Willow Diedricks and Zoe Diedricks provided the music at the opening of the St John charity shop in Ashburton last week.
Staff, volunteers and supporters gathered to mark the opening of the Tancred Street shop by Ashburton mayor Donna Favel.
The shop, with its distinctive automatic door featuring a picture of an ambulance, has been open since June.
About 20 volunteers are rostered to help at the shop under manager Deborah Lysaght.
Donations of goods are needed and can be left at the shop during the opening hours of 10am to 4pm or telephone 3074221 for pickups if necessary.