This Friday February 3, our Northallerton shop will sadly be closing.
Recognising our team’s hard work over the years and the significance of the shop for Herriot and for our communities in and around Northallerton, this is not a decision we have taken lightly, but comes after much consideration and exploration into current and future sustainability.
As a local charity we exist to provide vital care for local families, and our shops play a key part in raising the income we need to continue to be there when people need us most- helping us raise almost £2million to fund vital care.
As we do this, we have a duty to make the best possible use of the funds our community invest in us. This means ensuring every pound that we receive is used as effectively and sustainably as possible to deliver services, and to generate as much income as we can to fund more care.
We know our Northallerton shop will be missed, and we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all those who have supported our team there by popping in to say hello, donating and purchasing our preloved items. Thanks also to Manager Vicky and Assistant Manager James as well of our team of dedicated volunteers who warmly welcomed our customers and supporters over the years.
We remain at the heart of our community in Northallerton, with Herriot healthcare assistants delivering compassionate care in people’s homes day in and day out, and patients in Northallerton representing more than a quarter of those cared for by Herriot’s HOME service; Just ‘B’ teams supporting individuals with their emotional wellbeing; and many passionate volunteers offering support in a range of roles.
There will continue to be many opportunities for our fantastic Northallerton community to be involved and get together with others from our Herriot family. From attending our events or taking on a challenge, to meeting our friendly team who deliver our services or help us provide our support.
Thank you for your understanding and your remarkable support over the years, without which we could not do what we do for our local community.