The mayor of Shrewsbury has officially opened the town’s newest charity shop. 

Councillor Becky Wall cut the ribbon at our 31st shop which is in Bicton Heath. 

Retired Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy, who is also the charity’s president, was also present along with our chief executive Heather Tudor, head of retail Carla Siswick and other hospice representatives. 


The opening is the latest addition to our network of shops in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. 

For several weeks this summer, the shop at Bicton Heath Shopping Centre, which had been a beauty salon underwent a programme of work and renovation to turn it into a store which is now full to the brim with homewares, accessories, clothing and books. 


Councillor Wall, who is mayor of Shrewsbury 2023-24 said: “I have been a supporter of Severn Hospice for more than eight years.  

“The care and support its nursing staff give is amazing. Opening another shop is impressive and means that more and more people will give their support to such a worthwhile cause while being more aware of the care it provides to local people.” 


Sir Algernon added: “It is so good to be here at the opening of the 31st shop. That is a huge achievement, and I am really honoured to be here. The shops play such an important role and raise a huge amount of money. I hope this shop, in the heart of the Bicton neighbourhood, is a huge success. I give you my very sincere thanks for everything you do.” 

Heather Tudor added: “It is so exciting open yet another shop. 

“Our supporters help stock our shops with high-quality donations and it is thanks to their custom and support, that we can care for as many local people living with incurable illness as we do. 

Thank you

“Our shops help add more than £1.5 million towards the care we provide. Our retail teams always tell me how much they enjoy serving customers and meeting people and we really do have to say a huge thank you to them for their support and generosity.” 

The opening of the shop has created two full time jobs as well as several volunteering roles. 

Drop off

There is a large car park and donations of high-quality, preloved items can be dropped off at the shop.

If you would like to volunteer your time, from a few hours to a few days go to 


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