Gainsborough shop closure official statement

30th June 2016

Official statement

Unfortunately, our shop located on Church Street in Gainsborough will cease trading by 31st August. This difficult decision has been made because of a significant fall in sales over the past two years which has resulted in the shop being no longer financially viable for the hospice.

Like many charities, we are operating in a tough economic environment and need to ensure we have the right structures in place to meet our current financial target and also to adapt to future needs and challenges.

We will be offering full support to those staff and volunteers that are affected as we implement the closure of this shop.

We are grateful to the Gainsborough community for their support of our shop over the past six years and to our team of staff and volunteers who have dedicated their time and efforts to our hospice.

Every person that has donated their belongings to us, bought items and volunteered in our shop has hugely contributed to helping hundreds of people with a terminal health condition to receive the care and support they need.

We hope they will continue to support us in whatever way they can.

The closure of our shop will not affect the delivery of patient care, which will continue as normal from our George Henderson lodge in Morton. The unit will continue to act as a base for our community nursing teams in addition to the Day Therapy and counselling support that is provided on site.

We remain committed to supporting people with life-limiting illnesses and their families and providing them with the highest possible standard of care.

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