Hospice set to open its third char­ity shop

Mayor and may­oress to cut the rib­bon at new store

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

MICHAEL So­bell Hospice is pre­par­ing to open its third char­ity shop at the week­end.

The mayor and may­oress of Hilling­don, Catherine Dann and Rita Kil­roy, will open the shop, in Field End Road, East­cote, on Satur­day at 10am.

Free re­fresh­ments will be avail­able and cus­tomers at the launch will each re­ceive a free raf­fle ticket for a chance to win prizes do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses.

The hospice, which is based at Mount Ver­non Hos­pi­tal, in Rick­mansworth Road, North­wood, also has shops in Ruis­lip and North­wood.

The char­ity’s re­tail op­er­a­tions help to raise

Hilling­don mayor Catherine Dann (sec­ond right), with may­oress Rita Kil­roy and the chair­man of Michael So­bell Hospice, Rod Lacey, at an en­gage­ment last year

money to­wards the £1.5mil­lion it needs an­nu­ally to treat pa­tients with life-lim­it­ing ill­nesses.

David Mosely, head of re­tail at the hospice, said:

“We are de­lighted to be open­ing a third shop in East­cote. It is an area where many of our lo­cal sup­port­ers live and work and has a high street with a real com­mu­nity feel.

“We are also updating our brand­ing on this par­tic­u­lar shop to make it fresh, con­tem­po­rary and wel­com­ing for peo­ple to come in and browse around.

“We are hop­ing that the shop will not only raise money, but will also help to fur­ther raise the pro­file of the char­ity in the area.”

The new shop will be open from 9am to 5pm, Mon­day to Satur­day.

It will rely on dona­tions of clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac and other items, which can ei­ther be brought into the shop or col­lected by the char­ity.

To ar­range a col­lec­tion, call 01923 844151.

The char­ity also needs vol­un­teers to work at the shop, with no pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary.

Any­one in­ter­ested should call 01923 844 606.

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