Charity opens new shop in Burgess Hill

Terminal illness charity Marie Curie opened its new shop in Burgess Hill on Friday.

The shop in Church Road was officially opened by shop manager Pauline White and Ann Harman, who has volunteered for the charity for 21 years.

Staff outside the new Marie Curie charity shop in Burgess Hill on Friday (November 30). Picture: L Ringertz

Staff outside the new Marie Curie charity shop in Burgess Hill on Friday (November 30). Picture: L Ringertz

A ribbon was cut to mark the special occasion.

Stocked with pre-loved clothing, accessories and homewares, the charity opened the new shop to replace its former premises in the Martlets Shopping Centre.

It is now urging shoppers to visit and bag a bargain – to help support people living with a terminal illness across West Sussex.

READ MORE: Lidl reveals plans for ‘fantastic new store’ in Burgess Hill

Shop manager Pauline White and volunteer Ann Harman opening the new Marie Curie charity shop.'' Picture: L Ringertz

Shop manager Pauline White and volunteer Ann Harman opening the new Marie Curie charity shop.'' Picture: L Ringertz

Pauline said: “We’re very excited to have opened our new shop, and we hope everyone in the local area will visit and find themselves a bargain.

“Marie Curie wouldn’t be able to provide the care and support it does without public support, so every purchase really does make a massive difference.

“We also want the shop to be a place where people can connect with the charity, while learning more about how we care for local people living with a terminal illness and their families.”

Last year Marie Curie nurses made more than 1,000 visits to people across the county, providing hands-on nursing care to people in their own homes.

The new Marie Curie charity shop in Burgess Hill.   Picture: L Ringertz

The new Marie Curie charity shop in Burgess Hill. Picture: L Ringertz

A spokesman said: “Every purchase made in the shop will help Marie Curie support people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones, with every £20 raised helping to provide an hour of expert Marie Curie nursing care.

“Marie Curie also hope the shop will act as an information hub to help keep the public updated about fundraising campaigns and opportunities to volunteer.”

The charity shop said it is welcoming volunteers. People who can spare a few weeks to volunteer can get in touch by visiting the shop or by calling 01444 236713.