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Children’s Hospice South West to open new charity shop in Exmouth

Children’s Hospice South West’s new Exmouth shop will be opened at 11am on April 9. Picture: Google

Children’s Hospice South West will be opening the charity's newest shop in Exmouth at 11am on April 9.

The town centre shop, based at 35 The Parade, next door to Iceland, will offer a range of goods, including women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, as well as children’s toys and games and homewares.

It will be open seven-days-a-week, 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday, and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays. Every item sold will help the charity to offer vital care and respite to more than 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.

Area retail manager Julie Johnston said:

We’re really looking forward to the shop opening and being at the heart of the community in Exmouth.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer some fantastic pre-loved items and give them the chance to be loved again, all while raising money to help local families who use our three children’s hospices in North Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

“However you are able to support us in the store, whether that’s shopping with us or by volunteering or dropping off donations, please stop by and say hello, you’ll be assured a very warm welcome.”

CHSW relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions and the ‘whole family’ care provided includes short breaks and respite; specialist palliative care; a sibling service; emergency support, end-of-life care; and bereavement support for as long as is needed.

The charity is also on the look-out for some enthusiastic volunteers to help out in the new shop and volunteer recruitment days are being held at the shop on March 24 and 25 from 10am to 3.30pm.

CHSW volunteer retail advisor Stephanie Robey said: “There’s a variety of tasks that people can do to help make a difference, from processing stock received from donations, to creating window displays, dressing mannequins and processing payments.

“It’s a great way to meet other people and really help to make a difference in the local community.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering, can email or call Stephanie on 01271 313 319.

Stock donations to the new shop are welcome and items can be dropped off at the shop anytime from March 23 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively call 01271 325 270 to arrange collections of large items.