Bedale shop now open
Herriot Hospice Homecare has opened its fourth charity shop in the busy market town of Bedale.
The opening of the shop at 35 Market Place, Bedale, was performed by the Town’s Mayor, Councillor Christine Mollard.
Among the items on sale in the shop on its first day were a Burberry coat, Austin Reed suits and a range of Russell & Bromley shoes.
The shop will be open six days a week, with special Sunday openings for Bank Holiday weekends and for Bedale Festival.
Kathryn Harrison, Herriot Hospice Homecare’s Head of Income Development, said: “Our charity shops account for 50% of all our fundraising income, so to be able to open our fourth shop in a popular town like Bedale is very significant.
“We only ever sell high quality items and there will be a range of designer clothes and shoes, many new or nearly new, on display on a regular basis.
“Every single penny that people spend in the shop will go back into the work we do helping people with life limiting illnesses in Hambleton and Richmondshire.
“We would like to say thank you to Wizard Builders, who have chosen us as their charity of the year and painted the front of the shop free of charge.”
Councillor Mollard said: “I am very pleased to have been able to open Herriot’s shop and I wish them all the success.
“I know from personal experience the impact end of life care can have, so it’s fantastic that every time people buy something in the shop, the money will do so much good.”
Article Posted 11th July 2016
Herriot Hospice Homecare also has charity shops in Northallerton, Thirsk and Stokesley, and a furniture warehouse in Northallerton. People who would like to donate items can take them into any of the stores, or if they have bulky items they can contact the head office on 01609 777413 and arrange for them to be picked up free of charge in the local area.