Hospice charity shop celebrates first birthday

26th February 2016

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice celebrates first anniversary of Boston charity shop

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice are inviting the local community to celebrate the first anniversary of its charity shop in Boston which has turned over £94,000 in its first year of trading.

The shop, which is located at 48 Market Place, will host a birthday celebration on Wednesday 16th March to mark the anniversary. A celebratory coffee morning will be held from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

The Mayor of Boston, Councillor Richard Austin and the hospice chief executive, Chris Wheway, will be at the shop from 11am to get the celebrations underway. Shoppers can indulge in a cup of tea and a slice of cake and try their luck on the tombola.

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

“It has been a real pleasure to work alongside the Boston 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 across Boston from our base at Mayflower Lodge on Green Lane. The demand for our hospice services continues to rise throughout Boston and we are proud to be able to take the quality of our care to new heights.”

The shop spans two floors with clothing, toys, household items and new goods on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a dedicated book shop stocking a wide range of books from an assortment of genres. In the 12 months since the shop opened more than 6,000 books have been sold to their loyal supporter base.

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 Boston shop is managed by a team of paid staff and volunteers.

Caroline said: “Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers have worked hard to ensure our shop is a success. Their commitment ensures that we are able to continue providing our specialist care across Boston.”

The shop is open from 9am – 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

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