Hospice charity bookshop celebrates second birthday

17th February 2016

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice celebrates second anniversary of Louth bookshop

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice are inviting the local community to celebrate the second anniversary of its bookshop in Louth which has turned over £50,000 since it first opened its doors.

To mark the occasion the charity shop on Eastgate is hosting a week of celebrations from 7th March, which includes a tombola with a host of prizes

On Wednesday, the hospice Chief Executive, Chris Wheway, will be at the shop to cut a special birthday cake which will be shared amongst shoppers throughout the day.

Caroline Peach, Retail Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“It has been a real pleasure to work alongside the East Lindsey community and we would like to take this opportunity to show our gratitude for their generosity and support of our shop and hospice services.

“The money raised helps to fund the care and support that is provided from our Louth hospice on Grimsby Road. Every month the hospice has been getting busier and busier and we are proud to be able to take the quality of care to new heights.”

The bookshop stocks books from a spectrum of genres including fiction, children’s literature and gardening. In the two years the shop has been open more than 33,000 books have been sold with more than 200 customers visiting the shop each week.

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice currently has 26 shops across the county and collectively they raise in excess of £500,000. Like many of the shops the Louth bookshop is managed by a team of paid staff and volunteers.

Caroline said: “I am so proud of all our hard-working members of staff and volunteers and for their commitment to the shop. Their dedication allows for our hospice services to grow and for more improvements to keep St Barnabas at the forefront of end-of-life care across East Lindsey.”

The bookshop is located on Eastgate in Louth and is open from 9am – 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

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