Finishing touches are being made to a former Shrewsbury hair salon in preparation for the opening of our 31st shop.
We are all set to open our newest shop, which will be at Bicton Heath.
Severn Hospice already has 30 other shops spread across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales including a large furniture store and a superstore all selling high quality pre-loved items including homewares and fashion. Profits from these shops add an extra £1.5 million towards the care we provide.
The latest shop is on the Bicton Heath shopping centre which is already home to several shops including a flourishing Co-op store and three fast food outlets.
The former hair salon stands next to a popular chemist shop and the building has been gutted and remodelled in preparation for the grand opening this month.
Carla Siswick, Head of Retail at Severn Hospice, said: “The opening of our shop in Bicton Heath is extremely exciting and we really can’t wait to throw open the doors.
“With our Shrewsbury hospice and Refresh at Severn Hospice café being just around the corner, it makes sense to have a charity shop in the vicinity.
“Bicton Heath is a lovely, friendly area and we know we will get fantastic support both from residents and those who use the nearby shops and takeaways.”
The opening of our latest charity shop means there will be seven Severn Hospice shops in the Shrewsbury area. The others are at Bayston Hill, Mardol, Wyle Cop, Monkmoor, a superstore in Castlefields and the furniture store on Ennerdale Road.
Carla added: “There is such a demand for the high quality, pre-loved items that we sell that opening another shop really does make sense. And it is thanks to our incredibly loyal supporters and customers that we can do so.”
Lucy Anderson-Woods, Retail Strategy Support Manager added: “I am so looking forward to the opening of this shop. I was manager of the shop in Arleston and have seen first-hand how well loved our shops are and how loyal our customers are. I know that we will be welcomed into the Bicton Heath community, and we will feel right at home in no time.”
Incoming manager of the shop is Helen Evans-Thomas added: “I can’t wait to welcome the first customer in. Severn Hospice does such incredible work in supporting and caring for so many people living with incurable illness and to be part of the retail team who enable that to happen is very humbling.”
Severn Hospice opened its first hospice in 1989 and since then it has provided compassionate palliative care and support to thousands of people living in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.
The new shop is located at Bicton Heath Shopping Centre, Welshpool Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 5AD.
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