Waterside Pop-up Shop

St Barnabas Hospice mega store pop-up shop will close at end of May

The St Barnabas Hospice pop-up shop located in the Waterside Shopping Centre is set to close at the end of May

The shop in the Waterside Shopping Centre was originally planned to stay until April, but due to its overwhelming success was asked to remain in place until the end of May. Shoppers only have one more week to search the ‘megastore’ pop-up for a bargain.

The pop-up shop will only be open next week on Tuesday 28th May to Friday 31st May, from 9am to 5pm. Please note that it is closed on Bank Holiday Monday (27th May).

The charity shop has seen thousands of shoppers browsing preloved clothing, upcycled furniture and Game of Thrones, Avengers and Harry Potter merchandise since February. The St Barnabas Retail team of staff and volunteers have been praised for their professionalism and impeccably kept shop fit.

St Barnabas Hospice will be celebrating the pop-up success with a ‘Moonlight Walk’, flower power themed event for its final days. The Moonlight Walk is the next fundraising event organised by the team at the Hospice. Supporters will be donning their flares in June for two 70’s style walks starting at 10pm, in the moonlight. To find out more and pick up some fundraising ideas of your own, visit the store before Friday 31st May.

Caroline Peach, St Barnabas Hospice Head of Retail, said:

“Dean and the team from the Waterside have been so welcoming and helpful. We have thoroughly enjoyed being here on the High Street and showcasing just what our shops can offer – great brand new and preloved items at amazing prices.  Every shopper can feel happy knowing they are supporting more patients and their families in Lincolnshire with compassionate end-of-life care.

“We have seen a rise in our popularity amongst our high street competitors, as throw away fashion loses its appeal. As a society we are increasingly aware of the benefits of low carbon, environmentally friendly living and we are offering well made, affordable fashion and homeware that ticks the box.

“It is fantastic to see that our bridal collection has fulfilled lots of brides’ dreams and the local children thoroughly enjoyed using in our games and reading area too.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my team of staff and volunteers who have tirelessly worked together to make the pop-up shop a success. This will not be our last ‘pop-up’ shop, as we intend to travel the county with this initiative.

Dean Cross, Manager at Waterside Shopping Centre, adds:

“The pop-up shop has been a fantastic success and we think it is the first time that a shopping centre has worked with a charity in this way.

“It’s typical of the proactive relationship that we have with St Barnabas and the pop-up has certainly brought people to the centre, which is great! It has also tapped into the people’s increasing interest in sustainable living. Hopefully, we will see more of this type of initiative in the future as it’s a win-win situation.”

St Barnabas Hospice has 26 shops in total, including their vintage-styled unit on Steep Hill and newly renovated shop and café in Spalding. The shops are one of St Barnabas’s initiatives to fund free, vital end-of-life care for the people of Lincolnshire.

If you would like to know more about volunteering at a shop, or offer support for the Hospice please contact the St Barnabas Recruitment team at recruitment@stbarnabashospice.co.uk or visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/join-our-team

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