Friday, October 7, 2022

St Luke’s Hospice open up new shop in Tilbury

St. Luke’s Hospice is delighted to announce the opening of their new shop in Calcutta Road, Tilbury. This now brings the total number of Hospice shops to ten.

The official opening was made by the mayor, cllr Charles Curtis.

The shop, which was previously a green grocers for many years and empty for around 6 months has been completely re-fitted by the Hospice and extra storage made available thanks to a donation from The Barclays Community Fund.

Gerry Peaty Said ‘We are particularly exited about the opening of this new shop because the Hospice has always received tremendous support from people in Tilbury – having a shop here will enable us to better financially support patient care at the Hospice.

“We are grateful for the help and support we have received from local residents, Barclays Community Fund and our own staff and volunteers for all their hard work in getting this new enterprise off the ground’’

David Emery, Head of Retail at St. Luke’s explained ‘The shop, which sells donated items including clothing, pictures, china and small items of furniture has already been trading for four weeks prior to the official opening and trade so far has been brilliant – we are delighted with the results so far’’

St Luke’s need to raise just over £3 million this year to keep all care services running.

The shop is open 6 days a week from 9am to 4.30 Monday to Sat.

Lorraine Smith, who was previously volunteering for the Hospice in another shop, is manager and looking for volunteers to join her.

Donations of items to sell are also welcome and larger items can be collected.

Please Telephone 01268 524973 or call into the shop.

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