Hospice opens new fundraising shop

Opening at new St Michael's Hospice Home Shop in Kings Road, St Leonards'25/07/11

Opening at new St Michael's Hospice Home Shop in Kings Road, St Leonards'25/07/11

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ST MICHAEL’S Hospice has opened a new shop as it continues to fundraise for the millions of pounds it needs every year to keep operating.

The new @home shop in Kings Road, St Leonards, is next door to the charity’s other premises and specialises in household goods only,such as furniture, glassware, china and curtains.

Mayor Kim Forward,opened the store with hospice chairman Julian Avery, who said:

“This is a very special occasion for us as this is our first @home store and we are very excited to be expanding our range of stores.”

A St Michael’s Hospice Donation Centre - a temporary storage facility for all manner of weird and wonderful donations that are received from the public but are unable to be stored in one of the Hospice’s 11 shops at that time due to size or capacity - has also recently opened in Drury Lane in the Pondswood Industrial Estate, St Leonards.It will be holding an Open Day on Friday 19th August between 9am and 4pm.

Visitors will get the chance to view and purchase the items which the centre currently holds in stock. These items range from ornaments, clothing, furniture, pictures and even three-piece suites. The day will also provide a perfect opportunity to drop off any unwanted items at the same time.

For more information or to contact the hospice’s viewing team which deals with house and office clearances, call 01424 728728.

- The hospice’s coffers have been given a much-needed boost by around 50 Zumba enthusiasts who took part in a session lasting nearly three hours.

Instructors from Funk Fusion Fitness led the Zumbathon - a mixture of dance and an exercise workout - at Filsham Valley School. Each participant was challenged to raise as much money as possible and the final results will be posted at www.stmichaelshospice.org