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St Mary’s Hospice Ulverston Shop Gets a Makeover

18-Mar-2016

St Mary's Hospice shop in Ulverston will be closing from Monday 21st March while it undergoes a makeover.

When it reopens, the New Market Street shop in Ulverston will have a new look to the shop's décor, design and layout.

St Mary’s Hospice Head of Retail, Caroline Welch said: “We will be updating all areas of the shop in keeping with today’s charity retail market, which we have managed to achieve with very little budget thanks to our amazing staff, volunteers and suppliers. We’re all really excited about the changes and can’t wait to show off the new look when we reopen.”

The Ulverston shop is planning to reopen on Thursday 24th March just in time for Easter weekend. At 10am on Thursday 24th March Val Stangoe, CEO for St Mary’s Hospice, Deputy Mayor - Cllr Mark Wilson and Town Crier Peter Winston will be there to help re-open St Mary’s Hospice Ulverston Shop.

Caroline Welch explains: “St Mary's Hospice is refurbishing our Ulverston shop to update it with a fresh new look in keeping with today’s charity retail market."
“We have to keep our retail shops competitive and are carefully and cost effectively updating our shops to make them inviting places to be. We are ensuring that there are thank you messages in our shop so that volunteers and customers know the difference they are making to help generate essential funds to keep St Mary's Hospice going. We would like to thank everyone who has got involved in making sure there has been minimal spend on this refurbishment, we couldn't have done it without them."

St Mary's offers a range of services to provide free comfort and care for people with life –shortening conditions and support for their families, either at the Hospice or at home. 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 £2.6 million per year.Donating good quality items including clothing, shoes, books and household goods is a quick way to support St Mary's and all profits made go directly back to the charity.

Caroline Welch adds: “We would welcome any donations to help boost the stock available to sell, simply drop this off at any collection point or our Ulverston Hospice shop.





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