LOCAL couple, Emily and Rich, have opened a Crystal, Gift and Wellbeing shop, 'Rooted Together' at Basepoint in Romsey, opposite Lemon and Jinja.

Rich said: "Rooted Together was born from our deepest darkest depths of despair following our daughter's battle with Leukaemia, the tragic death of Emily's Mum and Grandparents, and our personal journeys through mental health struggles. There came a time where we looked at each other, and together looked up for the first time in a long time and saw the rainbows above us. We realised we had a choice whether to look up, see the rainbows and dance in the rain, or look down at the puddles and see only the storm.

"Rooted Together is a culmination of all the resources, tools and support that we used to rebuild ourselves and come back from those storm ridden puddles to sit once again upon our rainbows. We wanted to share all of our knowledge and experience with others and help everyone to find their way to dance in the rain.

"We aim to be as eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable as possible in all areas of our business and we are passionate about supporting UK based small businesses and in particular local Hampshire businesses so pop down and visit us Mon-Sat 10-4.30."

The new shop is located at Unit 5, Basepoint, Premier Way, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9AQ

For further information or to have a browse visit www.rootedtogether.co.uk but not everything in stock is listed on the website.

Sent in by Emily Woolley