Hospice set to open its third charity shop
Mayor and mayoress to cut the ribbon at new store
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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