Le­gend Lawro opens town hospice store

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CHRIST­MAS shop­pers flocked to Queen­scourt Hospice’s new re­tail shop in the heart of South­port as it was of­fi­cially opened by Liver­pool Foot­ball Club le­gend and broad­cast pun­dit Mark Lawren­son on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1.

Lawren­son cut the rib­bon on the brand new shop, which is lo­cated in a prime lo­ca­tion on Chapel Street, giv­ing the Queen­scourt Hospice re­tail di­vi­sion a higher pro­file pres­ence in South­port town cen­tre.

He was joined by Deb­bie Law­son, Queen­scourt Hospice cor­po­rate ser­vices di­rec­tor; Sue Newth, Queen­scourt Hospice area re­tail man­ager and Sue Kay, Queen­scourt Hospice Chapel Street shop man­ager, along with vol­un­teer shop staff and none other than Father Christ­mas him­self.

The team of vol­un­teers who run the shop, along­side Queen­scourt Hospice shop man­ager Sue Kay, wel­comed in a host of shop­pers who were keen to find a bar­gain amongst its high-end men’s, women’s and chil­dren’s clothes, shoes and ac­ces­sories, toys, books, CDs, games and DVDs and bric-a-brac.

The Chapel Street shop will help to raise much-needws fund­ing to sup­port the es­sen­tial ser­vices that Queen­scourt Hospice de­liv­ers for lo­cal peo­ple in South­port, Formby and West Lan­cashire.

Every year, Queen­scourt sup­ports hun­dreds of pa­tients with life-lim­it­ing ill­nesses, en­abling them to achieve the best pos­si­ble qual­ity of life.

In all, it costs over £400 an hour, 365 days a year to keep Queen­scourt Hospice run­ning and the char­ity re­lies heav­ily on com­mu­nity sup­port and dona­tions to do this.

The new Chapel Street shop will play a vi­tal role in the char­ity’s fundrais­ing ef­forts.

Sue Newth,Mark Lawren­son, Sue Kay, and mas­cot Mr Bee with Santa at the open­ing of the Queen­scourt Hospice store in Chapel Street, be­low

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