Thursday, 03 December 2015

The tills have started to ring out for Christmas - following the opening of Peace Hospice Care's latest high street shop in Watford.

Purple was the colour as the Chairman of Watford Council, Councillor Kareen Hastrick cut the ribbon to officially open Watford's latest shop, located opposite the pond at 100 The Parade.

Many queuing shoppers packed into the store looking for a bargain on the opening day of trading.

Peace Hospice Care Director of Trading, Steve Rose said 'We are delighted to open our latest shop and increase our profile on the high street.  It's great to see so many people turn out for the opening.  Our rails and racks are filled with lots of good stock and we hope to see many people coming in - both to shop, but also to donate unwanted goods to us - and even offer time as a volunteer if they can'.  

He added 'Every item that is bought today and in the months ahead will help us to continue providing care to patients across our community facing a life limiting illness.  We need to raise over £5 million each year to deliver our services and our shops income plays a major part in helping us to raise this money.'

Last year Peace Hospice Care sold 779,943 items to an astounding 249,295 customers and with the support of its community will sell even more items with the opening of its 13th charity shop.

For further information on joining the shop team please contact our Volunteering Team on 01923 330346 - or to call the Trading Team email Steve Rose

To find out the location of your nearest shop, click here