Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Eden Valley Hospice reveals new boutique store

Plans for a charity shop with a difference have been unveiled – as Eden Valley Hospice unveils its boutique store.

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The Eden Valley Hospice shop on Lonsdale Street

The hospice – alongside Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice – will officially open the new store this summer and is appealing for the community to donate their time, skills and items.

Unlike the hospice’s traditional charity shops, the boutique store will also stock vintage and retro items, collectables and craft items produced by the hospice volunteer craft group A Touch of Craft.

Anne Hall, retail manager, said: “Everybody at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw is excited about embarking on this new adventure by bringing a new style of charity shop to Carlisle city centre.

“The shop provides the local community with a fantastic way to support the hospice and purchase a range of fabulous vintage and high end fashion items in the store.”

The boutique shop will be located in Fisher Street, and hopes to encourage a new team of volunteers to help out.

From a few hours to a few days a week, volunteering in the new shop will allow volunteers to develop and learn new skills, meet new people and help to make a huge difference to local adults and children with life limiting illnesses.

Steve Golding, voluntary services manager, explained: “This is a new and exciting venture for the hospice and we are relying on the support of the local community to make it a success.

“One way that people can help is by joining out team of passionate volunteers. Whether you have a retail background or are looking to meet people, learn new skills and support a local charity, we would love to hear from you.”

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw are also asking the local community to donate any unwanted or unused items to the shop. From vintage and retro clothing to rolls of fabric and material, every item donated helps make a difference to the hospice as the money raised supports the local hospice’s team of specialist nurses and doctors.

To become a volunteer call Mr Golding on 01228 817658. Alternatively, anyone wanting to donate items to the boutique shop can contact Anne Hall on 01228 817615.


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