New Hospice shop opens in Aldeburgh

St Elizabeth Hospice has opened a new shop in Aldeburgh and is appealing for donations and volunteers.

The shop in High Street was officially opened by Aldeburgh Mayor Gary Davis and mayoress Liz Davis on Friday 30th September.

A queue of customers was waiting in anticipation and among the most popular purchases were Christmas cards, despite it being one of the hottest days of the year!

The new shop manager Katharine Gleeson said she was delighted with the shop and the stock on offer but urged people to donate any second hand items by just dropping them in Monday to Saturdays.

She also said she would welcome more volunteers to help out and that flexible hours were available.

It is the Hospice’s 14th shop in Suffolk and there are plans to open more in the coming months.

All proceeds from the shops go to the Hospice, which is an independent charity costing £6.6m a year to run to provide services free of charge to patients living with a progressive illness in Suffolk, including the Aldeburgh area.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call Claire Lansley, Volunteer Services Co-ordinaror, on 01473 707016 or email

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