Shropshire hospice to open new shop in Newtown

Shoppers can fill their bags with quality bargains and support us when we open a new store in Newtown.

We have taken over the old Clintons Cards shop in the town’s Bear Lanes Shopping Centre facing Broad Street – and are transforming it into one of our award-winning shops selling clothes, housewares, books, media and children’s toys.

Workers are already busy in store getting everything ready for a planned opening in mid-March – and we’re now seeking volunteers when that day comes.

The Newtown store will be our 28th and be part of a network that contributes more than £1 million each year for the care of local families.

Our head of retail Ross Henderson said: “We have three shops in Powys — Welshpool, Llanidloes and Machynlleth — so we’re really excited we’ll soon be opening a branch in Newtown.

“The need for our services is always increasing with four out of five people we care for looked after in their homes.

“We are all about community and the shops team are really looking forward to meeting our new customers and supporters.”

Our volunteer coordinator Dawn Felton said: “Newtown is the latest place to offer volunteering opportunities with us.

“As well as the personal reward of helping us, we can support volunteers in formal training too. You can work towards free NVQs in customer service and retail, if you wanted to.

“We will find a role for you whether you want work experience or have a few hours to spare each week.”

Debbie Nicholls has been volunteering at our Whitchurch shop for more than two years.

Debbie, who looks after the window displays, said: “I have always volunteered since the children were at school. I decided to support my local shop after popping in for a browse.

“I was pleasantly surprised by the shop and the friendly staff that I decided to volunteer straight away — and two-and-a-half-years later I’m still here.”

If you would like to join us, visit our Volunteer With Us page or call 01743 236565/01952 221350.


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