Hospice opens shop in Great Yarmouth

The Hospice has opened a new shop in Great Yarmouth and is appealing for donations and volunteers.

The shop in Kings Street was officially opened by Great Yarmouth Mayor Councillor Colleen Walker on Friday 22nd June.

The shop was buzzing with customers despite the rain, and the range of items, from books to clothes to crockery, all proved popular.

Jane Petit, St Elizabeth Hospice Chief Executive, said: “This is our 16th Hospice shop and our first in the Norfolk area. The support it receives from the local community is vital in helping provide St Elizabeth Hospice services for free where they are much needed in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.”

Shop Manager, Michelle Ellis, said: “The shop has been open nearly a month and has already been well received. We’ve got about ten volunteers at the moment and a fantastic range of stock but we are appealing for more donations of second-hand goods and would welcome more volunteers.”

St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity which is investing £2.2m in services in north Suffolk and south east Norfolk over the next three years.

This year the Hospice opened inpatient beds and day services in north Suffolk – with a further day service to open in Great Yarmouth this year.

The Hospice provides specialist care for local people living with a progressive illness, and family support.

It relies on donations and fundraising to meet the majority of its running costs, with just a quarter of its income coming from the NHS.

For more information on volunteering click here.

Items can be donated to the shop Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm.

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