St Mary's Hospice @stmaryshospice
Our Grange-over-Sands hospice shop re-opened for business on Thursday 10th November at 10am after being refurbished.
We were delighted that Mayor Tricia Thomas joined us to officially open the shop. The mayor said: “It’s so much bigger, lighter, brighter and better to move round. It’s a big improvement.”
(Left to right: Caroline Welch, Mayor Tricia Thomas and Val Stangoe)
The shop's interior has been updated with new decor, new fittings and lighting. Staff and volunteers have worked with local suppliers to deliver the refurbished shop on a small budget.
St Mary’s Hospice Head of Retail, Caroline Welch said: "It’s been a long time coming. We are so immensely proud and please for all our volunteers. It’s been a tremendous effort, and lots of great team work to create this beautiful looking shop. A big thank you to all the local business that have made this happen.”
St Mary’s Hospice CEO, Val Stangoe said: “It’s absolutely fantastic. It feels like we’ve added an extra room, it’s huge and bright! It will be a lovely environment for our staff, volunteers and for our customers.”
Graham Jowett, Chair of St Mary’s Trustees said: “I think it’s a magnificent achievement. It’s refreshing, bright and welcoming and the team has done a sterling job.”
Sheila one of our volunteers at the Grange Shop said: “I think it’s fantastic. A real improvement. A lot of hard work has gone into it. It will be a pleasure to work here.”
Catherine Sullivan, Volunteer and Engagement manager added: “We really value our existing volunteers and always need more to join our wonderful team. Could
you join our team in a truly inspirational environment?”
To find out more please follow the link to find out more about volunteering.
The Grange-over-Sands shop is open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.
St Mary's has six charity shops across its catchment area from Millom, to Barrow-in-Furness and across to Grange-over-Sands with all money raised going directly to the hospice. These vital funds ensure the charity provides essential free care, comfort and support to patients with life-limiting conditions and support for their families. The network of St Mary's Hospice shops across Cumbria with St Mary’s café and lottery raised around £795,322 last year, which helps to meet the running costs of the hospice, which stands at over £2.8 million per year.