Success for St Barnabas Hospice! Newly refurbished charity shop launches in Boston

23rd January 2024

St Barnabas nurses cutting ribbon outside charity shop front

St Barnabas Hospice are excited to share the success of the launch of their newly refurbished charity shop in Boston last Friday.

After a wonderful 8 years at the charity’s shop previous location in Boston’s Market Place, the Hospice are thrilled to have moved to a new premises in the market town.

The Hospice’s new shop, located at 19a Wide Bargate, has been undergoing renovations and is now open to shoppers and donors, whilst the team are also actively recruiting for volunteers.

St Barnabas nurse touching jacket on charity shop mannequin The new charity shop in Boston had a brilliantly successful weekend of trading with sales generating a total of £2,700, across Friday 19th and Saturday 20th January, with 454 items sold on launch day!

After the lease agreement at the previous premises came to a natural end, St Barnabas assessed their potential for retail growth in Boston, and an opportunity arose for the charity shop to move location.

The new shop interior, including equipment, has been renovated using a majority of reused and recycled materials. Whilst this also supports the sustainability of charity shopping, this method of renovating has helped to keep the Hospice’s costs down, meaning more of the funds raise can directly support care in the local community.

Chris Wheway, CEO of St Barnabas Hospice says: “It was a pleasure to welcome new and returning customers to the opening of our brand-new charity shop located in the heart of Boston.Female shopper holding puzzle next to shelves of puzzles

“Thank you so much to our retail staff, members of our clinical and income generation teams, and volunteers who have worked so hard to make today’s launch such a success.

“If you missed our launch weekend, please take the time to visit us at our new shop on Wide Bargate in Boston. We are open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm”.

The shop stocks a range of donated items including everything from vintage, retro, designer and high street clothing, books and unique homeware, all available across a variety of budgets.

The Hospice are so grateful to everyone who has supported the charity by shopping and donating items to the charity shop in Boston’s Market Place. The hope of St Barnabas is that the individuals who visited the charity shop in the Market Place will continue to support the Hospice by visiting their new premises.

St Barnabas staff members smiling to camera Caroline Peach, Head of Retail at St Barnabas Hospice, says: “We are thrilled to have opened our new charity shop in Boston. All items sold and revenue generated will go directly towards supporting the provision of vital Hospice care in your local community.

“The Hospice are continuing to recruit volunteers from the Boston area. If you are interested, please visit our website or call into your local St Barnabas charity shop and speak to a member of the team”.

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