Shop ready for Santa

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

CHRIST­MAS is cer­tainly on the way for an East Cheshire Hospice char­ity shop in Mac­cles­field.

Un­der the su­per­vi­sion of new man­ager, Kim Al­li­son, the hospice shop on Thorn­ton Square has huge help­ings of Christ­mas joy.

And Kim, who’s been with the hospice shop for two months, has good rea­son to wel­come in the Christ­mas cheer as early as pos­si­ble.

As a for­mer as­sis­tant man­ager at the Rising Sun pub on Con­gle­ton Road, Kim has worked ev­ery Christ­mas Day for more than a decade and is look­ing for­ward this year to a fes­tive day at home with her fam­ily.

“We’ve all had great fun com­ing up with ideas for our win­dow dis­play – which is now com­plete with a real fire­place, Christ­mas stock­ings and lights and is cer­tainly at­tract­ing some com­ments.

“And our party and glam­our wear have just gone on dis­play this week all in good time for the party sea­son,” said Kim.

“We’re all very ex­cited here at the shop. We’re even trans­form­ing one of our rooms into a fairy-tale grotto in prepa­ra­tion for the ar­rival of Santa this Satur­day, De­cem­ber 3.”

Kim is no stranger to the world of char­ity shops, hav­ing worked for the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion as a shop man­ager in the town for sev­eral years prior to her years in cater­ing. And she’s sure that the shop’s cur­rent se­lec­tion of Christ­mas gifts, stock­ing fillers and even trees will all sell out quickly.

Santa will be at the Thorn­ton Square shop be­tween noon and 3pm this Satur­day, with vis­i­tors being asked for a min­i­mum £2 do­na­tion.

Kim Al­li­son

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