New charity shop in Richmond
The shop, which is situated at 3 Finkle Street, Richmond, in the former Ken Warne’s Thorntons store, was officially opened recently by The Mayor of Richmond, Stuart Parsons.
Councillor Parsons said: “The Herriot Hospice Homecare shop is welcome because all the money raised will be put to meaningful use in the local community.”
Rosie Page, Herriot Hospice Homecare Patron, said: “It costs Herriot almost £1million each year to support local families, with services which includes end of life care, bereavement support, befriending, respite support and driving services.
“Our shops account for a third of this income so to be able to open our sixth shop, and our first-ever in Richmond, is fantastic.
“The Finkle Street store is in a busy location, and with our commitment to selling high quality goods – including designer fashion brands and unique homewares – we hope it will be as popular with the local community as our shops in Masham, Northallerton, Bedale, Stokesley and Thirsk.”
Caroline Laskey, Manager of the Richmond shop, describes how the shop has been an instant hit: “Goods are flying off the shelves, and shoppers tell us they love the boutique feel as well as the fact that the money they spend makes a real difference here in Richmondshire.”
Volunteers for all six stores are always welcome and anyone interested in helping, even for a few hours, can call 01609 777 413.Article Posted 11th September 2017