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Preston hospice to open new charity shop in Penwortham

Posted on - 5th June, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, News, Penwortham
From left: Kate Gaynor, interim head of trading, Sam Jones, manager of the new Penwortham shop, volunteers Barbara Holroyd, Linda Baldwin  and Naynesh Patel, and trading co-ordinator Heather Taylor

From left: Kate Gaynor, interim head of trading, Sam Jones, manager of the new Penwortham shop, volunteers Barbara Holroyd, Linda Baldwin and Naynesh Patel, and trading co-ordinator Heather Taylor

A new charity shop is due to open in Penwortham.

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St Catherine’s Hospice is preparing to open a boutique charity shop on Priory Lane.

It will sell up-market labels, quirky vintage pieces along with accessories, shoes and jewellery.

The shop should please a Penwortham resident who caused social media outrage in April by suggesting a charity shop selling £1.50 jeans was decreasing the value of houses nearby.

Volunteers are now being sought to help run the charity shop.

Sam Jones, who has recently been appointed as the new Penwortham shop manager, said: “We’re very excited about our new boutique shop and can’t wait to open the doors to customers.

“If volunteering is something you have always thought about doing, why not make Volunteers’ Week your motivation to do something about it? Your time and skills can make a very big difference to St Catherine’s.”

Kate Gaynor, Interim Head of Trading at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We are extremely lucky with the quality of donations we receive from the local community, and this new store gives us the perfect place to show off our more luxury and quirky products – raising more money to support our specialised care.

“But, as with all of our shops across the area, we simply won’t be able to manage or make the most of this opportunity without the help of volunteers. We’d love to hear from anyone interested in being involved with an exciting new adventure in picturesque Penwortham – in the knowledge they’re supporting a worthy, local charity at the same time as enhancing their own skills and development.”

Anyone interested in volunteering at the shop should call 01772 629 171.

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