Ludlow’s finest turned out for the opening of our new shop which has relocated into larger premises.
We have taken over the former Tui travel agents on the Bull Ring after moving out of our former home on King Street.
Earlier this week, Ludlow Mayor Councillor Robin Pote officially opened the new shop and was joined by our retail strategy support manager Emily Jones and a mix of hospice volunteers and staff.
Councillor Pote said: “Because of the pandemic, many of our civic duties were cancelled so I am very pleased to be able to open this new charity shop in person.
“It is wonderful that Severn Hospice has relocated to a bigger store and its popularity illustrates how the people of Ludlow like to support their local hospice.
“Not only is it great news for Ludlow, it also helps to raise the awareness of Severn Hospice which is to be encouraged.”
Emily added: “We are delighted to have moved into the new shop. It is significantly bigger than our previous store in the town and means we can raise money by selling even more high-quality items such as clothing, homewares, and accessories.
“We even have a designated loading bay, which we didn’t have at King Street, and this will make it easier for our generous supporters to drop off their donations. The builders and decorators have done an amazing job turning this into a space where we can welcome our old and new customers.”
Our shops bring in approximately £1 million each year and there are 29 across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.