High school students run pop up clothes shop during half term in memory of grandma
Chris Wix passed away at St Elizabeth Hospice in December. She was a much-loved wife, mother and grandma and loved her fashion, building up a fabulous collection of designer clothes and shoes over the years from names such as Misonni, Ribkoff, David Bitton, Escada, Moschino, Creenstone, Save the Queen, Paul Smith, Mulberry, Versus and much more.
In Chris’ memory, her husband, Phil, daughter Georgia and grandchildren, Morgan (15) and Bailey (12), will be running a pop up designer clothes shop during half term week (18 – 23 Feb 2019) at The Harry Potter shop, 31 St Peters Street 10am – 4pm.
The Wix family hope this pop up shop will help to find Chris’ clothes new owners who will cherish the items as much as she did, whilst raising money which will be split between St Elizabeth Hospice and grandchildren, Morgan and Bailey. Clothes are sizes 12 – 16 and shoes size 6 -7.
Phil hopes that running the pop up shop will be a fantastic experience for his grandchildren and will help to give them positive memories of their grandma.
Phil said: “I really can’t thank the St Elizabeth Hospice team enough for everything they did for us during Chris’ care. All of the doctors and nurses, especially Sarah Clifford, one of the community nursing team, was exceptional and gave us so much support in managing Chris’ pain and symptoms, at home as well as when she was in the hospice. St Elizabeth’s One Call service is an absolute lifeline for family members like myself and we’re all eternally grateful to the hospice. It’s a privilege to be able to help in return by organising the pop up shop.”
A sneak preview of the clothes, bags, scarves and accessories that will soon be available to buy, put together by the Preloved Chica, Elene Marsden is available to view online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLko87gtqyY
Phil would like to thank everyone involved for their support in organising the pop up shop so quickly: the House in the Town who are kindly providing space to set up the shop, Wendy from Maud’s Attic and Jane Hullis for pricing Chris’s collection and to Elene Marsden for her guidance and support.
Photo credit Rachel Edge.