The new shop and cafe will take residence at 19 Market Place, Spalding
The first ever St Barnabas Hospice café is set to open this summer with the launch of their new Spalding shop
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice have unveiled plans to open a shop and café on the Market Place in Spalding. The new shop will take residence within the Grade II listed building that was formerly home to The White Hart Hotel.
The new venture is set to become the charity’s flagship store in South Lincolnshire when it opens at the end of July. Their current shop on New Road in Spalding is set to close after 30 years, with volunteers moving to the new premises.
Caroline Peach, Retail Manager for St Barnabas Hospice, said:
“This is a really exciting time for us as we work with local architects to bring our shop to life; we are also working closely with the conservation department to ensure that we protect the heritage of this beautiful and iconic building.
“What makes this launch even more exciting is the opening of our first ever café which will be found towards the back of the store. We are always looking for new ways to help generate the money needed to be able to continue to deliver our care and services across the county.
“The café will have space for 30 seats and will serve drinks and light bites made from locally-sourced produce including Stokes coffee and Pipers crisps. We hope that our café will become a central part of the local community and will receive as much support as our shops across the county do.”
Spread across 2,000 sq ft the shop will stock a mix of fashion including vintage and retro pieces in addition to books, music, and household items. The shop will also sell new merchandise including handbags, accessories and gift ideas.
The shop and café will open six days a week and it is hoped that the revenue generated will go some way towards the £5.5million that is required each year to ensure the hospice can continue to deliver its services.
Caroline Peach said:
“We are appealing to our local community to donate their time and help in the running of our new shop. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation and we depend of their selfless dedication to be able to deliver our hospice services across the county.
“Volunteering is a wonderful way for people to learn new skills, boost their CV and give something back to their community. All of our volunteers receive training and hands-on experience within the retail industry.”
For more information about volunteering contact 01522 518 221 or email [email protected]