St Barnabas Hospice opens 27th shop in Lincolnshire

12th April 2016

The new shop preparing for its opening on Saturday 16th April

St Barnabas Hospice set to open its ninth charity shop in Lincoln in support of the growing demand for hospice services in the area

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice are opening their 27th charity shop on Lincoln’s High Street, next to the new pedestrian bridge. The shop will be opened by the hospice chief executive, Chris Wheway on Saturday 16th April at 10am.

The shop will be the ninth in Lincoln and 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.

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

“We are delighted to be opening our new store in the heart of Lincoln’s busy shopping district. Our fabulous new-look store will guarantee a wonderful shopping experience that will become a firm favourite with locals and visitors.

“The money raised from sales at our shop will help to support our hospice services in Lincoln and right across the county. The demand for our hospice services is continuing to grow and we are proud to be able to support that growth and take the quality of palliative care to new heights.”

The store will open seven days a week, Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm and will be run by a team of staff and volunteers. The charity is currently appealing for new volunteers to join their growing team.

Caroline 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]

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