Thursday, 28 July 2016

Bargain hunters look no further!

A new electrical shop is opening at 174 High Street Watford on Friday 19th August in aid of  Peace Hospice Care. The shop is the charity's first ever high street retail outlet and opened 25 years ago selling pre-owned clothing and other small household items. It has traded successfully for many years and from August onwards will be specialising in a wide variety of pre-owned electrical items.

The South West Herts Hospice Appeal was launched in 1991 from premises above the shop, which aimed to raise money for the creation of the Peace Hospice. 25 years later, the shop continues to raise money for the Hospice and will now sell pre-owned electrical items; all items will be in good condition and tested ready for use and will be sold at great prices.

Peace Hospice Care's trading department has become a crucial source of income in recent years operating 14 shops across Hertfordshire. 

Steve Rose, Director of Trading, said: "Currently, there isn't an exclusive pre-owned electrical shop in Watford, so we believe we will be offering shoppers a unique and specialist service by opening this dedicated retail outlet. The High Street is a competitive environment and we are trying to offer something a bit different to the consumer. Our traditional charity shop selling pre-owned clothes and smaller items will continue to trade at 100 The Parade Watford High Street (by the pond), so we hope to reach a larger market this way. We'll still be accepting donations at the shop; however we'll now be looking to receive good quality electrical items. So if you have any items you no longer require at home please bring them in!"

Shop Manager, Fiona Cornell from Bushey, said: "We're all really excited to be specialising in electrical goods. It will be a new experience for myself and the volunteers but we're definitely up to the challenge! We're hoping that this will enable us to raise more money for Peace Hospice Care and to continue fulfilling our original goal - supporting the Hospice."

Please help Peace Hospice Care raise the £5 million it needs every year to run and develop its services by donating your electrical items to the charity shop or join them on the 19th August for their official opening and grab a great deal!