Donation call for east Antrim’s NI Hospice Shops

Vital funds will once again be able to be raised for the Northern Ireland Hospice as Hospice Shops across the province reopened after the easing of Covid restrictions.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 4:34 pm

After a four-month period of lockdown, the worthy cause is delighted to announce that all of its charity shops, including a new store in Newtownabbey, have reopened.

Due to the generosity of the public, all shops are now packed with goods including clothing, footwear, fashion accessories and stylish household accessories.

All Hospice Shops have adapted new safety guidelines in store, including a queuing system, hygiene stations, Perspex till screens, contactless payment where possible and have provided all staff and volunteers with PPE equipment.

Ann Cheyne (Shop Manager), Fiona Gillespie (Shop Supervisor) and David Cox (Chair of NI Hospice Trading Board) at the Abbots Cross store.

Neil Fowler, Head of Hospice Retail said: “We are delighted to have reopened, doing what we love best – welcoming our incredible customers back and helping raise vital funds for Hospice. During lockdown, our team worked hard in preparation and now we have two new statement stores in Abbots Cross, Newtownabbey and Main Street Bangor, where shoppers can bag their next bargain.”

A Hospice spokesperson added: “We’re accepting donations of clothing, shoes, fashion accessories and household goods. If you’ve been de-cluttering your home in lockdown, or you fancy treating yourself to a new wardrobe buy – visit your local Northern Ireland Hospice Shop. All proceeds raised in store go directly to NI Hospice enabling us to continue, to care and support babies, children and adults living with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.”

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