A St Elizabeth Hospice Senior Nurse officially opened the charity’s new shop in Beccles on Friday 17th May.
Senior Nurse, Julie Harris, who manages St Elizabeth Hospice’s Day Units, cut the ribbon at 10am.
Mrs Harris said: “St Elizabeth Hospice recently invested £2.2m over three years to expand its services to Waveney and Great Yarmouth, including Day Care services in Beccles, Great Yarmouth and Ditchingham.
“All the money raised from our shops goes towards helping provide our services free of charge to the people of Waveney and Great Yarmouth.”
The charity, which provides care for local people living with a progressive illness in South Norfolk and East Suffolk, is appealing for volunteers who can spare a few hours a week or month to help in the new shop – and would also welcome donations of unwanted goods.
If you would like to donate stock – such as secondhand clothes, books and bric-a-brac – you can drop it off at the shop in Smallgate, between 9.30am-4.30pm.
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St Elizabeth Hospice costs £8.7m a year to run and relies on the income generated from its shops as well as fundraising events and donations.
This will be the charity’s 23rd shop and forms part of a retail expansion to generate vital income to help grow local hospice care for local people. St Elizabeth Hospice recently opened shops in Halesworth, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Harleston and Bungay and they are well supported by local people.