There was reason to celebrate in Oakengates this week as we unveiled our new and larger store.

At the grand opening, Councillor Stephen Reynolds, Oakengates Mayor and hospice volunteer was guest of honour and officially cut the ribbon to our newly relocated shop.

We have to raise £2 for every £3 we spend and customers looking for bargains in our network of 30 shops together contribute more than £1 million a year.

Joined by our shop’s team of staff and volunteers, hospice nurses and supporters, Councillor Reynolds welcomed shoppers old and new who were eager to see the new venue on Market Street.


Councillor Reynolds said: “I am delighted and honoured to open this new charity shop here in Oakengates. It’s a great community with brilliant supporters.  I’m so pleased that Severn Hospice has relocated to a bigger store and its popularity illustrates how the people of Oakengates like to support their local hospice.

“It’s great news for the town and also helps raise awareness of the outstanding work Severn Hospice does throughout our local communities. Speaking from personal experience, the care, understanding and support the hospice gives is without doubt most valued and I am a huge supporter of this fantastic charity.” 


Carla Siswick, Head of Retail added;

“Severn Hospice has been at the heart of the Oakengates community and high street for more than 28 years and we are thrilled to move into this wonderful new space. Our incredible retail team and building contractors have worked wonders on transforming the former estate agents into a bright and welcoming shop. I want to thank everyone involved, including the advice and support from Telford and Wrekin Council, for all their hard work. I hope that visitors to the new shop will love it as much as we do.

“Our shops play such an important role and having a larger store in the town means we can raise more funds. This would not be possible without our loyal supporters, and it is through their outstanding generosity that we are able to care for local people living with incurable illness.”


With plans for the town centre redevelopment continuing and a new premises becoming available, Severn Hospice decided it was the ideal time to move to a larger space.

The new shop at 51B Market Street, is just a few doors up from the old store and is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Severn Hospice provides support and care for thousands of people living with incurable illness in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. This care is not without cost and we rely on donations, fundraising, legacies, and the income from our shops to support this.


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