St Elizabeth Hospice has opened a new shop in Lowestoft.
It is the charity’s 17th shop and the first in north Suffolk.
Volunteers and staff joined Hospice chief executive Jane Petit for the ribbon cutting at the shop in Bevan Street East on Tuesday 24th July.
Within seconds of the door opening, customers filed in to browse and buy from the range of clothes, shoes, accessories, books, DVDs and bric-a -brac.
Jason Rudderham, retail area manager, said: “The shop is being well supported by the local community. We had 11 volunteers signed up before we opened but we are appealing for more. We would also like donations of second-hand goods, which can be dropped off at the shop between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.”
The Hospice provides local care for local people in Lowestoft, including day services every Tuesday.
There are plans to open more services in Great Yarmouth and Waveney and more shops to help raise funds for them. The Hospice is investing £2.2m over three years in services in this area and relies on the generosity of the general public to meet the majority of these costs.
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