St Catherine’s Hospice staff, volunteers and supporters celebrated the opening of the new, bigger shop
on South Road in Haywards Heath recently.
At an opening event on Saturday Sir Richard Kleinwort, a long time supporter of St Catherine’s Hospice, cut the ribbon and declared the outlet officially open for business.
Along with 12 other St Catherine’s shops, the new store will raise money to provide free hospice care for terminally ill people across Mid Sussex and East Surrey.
The outlet boasts a selection of new items including pet products and knitting products, as well as quality used goods like women’s clothing, books, DVDs and ornaments.
It will also accept donations of good quality unwanted items, which you can either take directly to the shop, or ask for St Catherine’s volunteers to pick up from your home.
Christian Denman, retail development manager at St Catherine’s Hospice said: “We were delighted to open our doors last Saturday. It was great to see so many people celebrating our move to bigger premises and, fortunately, it stayed dry while we cut the ribbon and officially opened the shop for the first time.”
He added: “We have to raise £15,000 every day to keep providing care and comfort to local people across Sussex and Surrey. Our shops play a vital role in that and we are very grateful to residents of Haywards Heath for their continuing support.
“You can help your local hospice by bringing your good quality unwanted goods to our shops or even by dropping in to see what you might like to buy.”
To find out more, including the location of your local St Catherine’s Hospice shop, visit wwwstch.org.uk