St Elizabeth Hospice’s newest shop was officially opened by MP Dr Dan Poulter on Friday May 13.
>Dr Dan Poulter, the MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, cut the ribbon at the shop, on Market Hill, Framlingham, at 11am and the queue of waiting customers was let in.
He praised the Hospice for its good work and thanked the Framlingham community for supporting it.
Staff have been overwhelmed by the response from local people following appeals earlier this year for donations of second hand goods to sell and volunteers.
On sale is a range of clothes and goods including designer outfits and a retro and vintage collection.
And around £500 of goods were sold in the first hour of opening.
Retail sales manager Jason Rudderham said: “We would like to thank the local people who have already shown an amazing amount of support for St Elizabeth Hospice. We hope Framlingham residents will continue to support the shop now it is open by donating goods to us and coming to see what we have for sale.”
Shop manager Jill Gould (pictured below right) said there was a great selection of goods on sale and the displays looked amazing.
This is the 13th St Elizabeth Hospice shop to open in East Suffolk. The 12th opened in St Matthew’s Street, Ipswich, in February.
And more shops are due to open in Waveney, following St Elizabeth Hospice’s merger with Waveney Hospice Care.
All proceeds from the shops go to the Hospice, which is an independent charity costing £6.6m a year to run. St Elizabeth Hospice services are provided free of charge.