St Wilfrid's Hospice new flag-ship store opens in Chichester

St Wilfrid's Hospice has opened the doors to its new flagship store Chichester today (Monday, April 12).

Monday, 12th April 2021, 12:17 pm
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 12:21 pm

The charity shop has opened in the former Oasis site in East Street at 9.30am.

Take a look inside new St Wilfrid's Hospice shop in ChichesterMajor Mick Stanley, who raised more than £40,000 for the charity with a 100-mile canal rowing challenge, attended this morning to officially open the shop to the public.

Alison Moorey, chief executive of St Wilfrid's Hospice, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been able top move from our shop in South Street to this fantastic location in the middle of Chichester and we look forward to welcoming a lot of shoppers and donors as everything that is purchased and donated to us will go towards helping local people."

Mick Stanley outside the shop today

Keen shoppers queued outside the shop this morning before being able to browse the some of the charities 'best pre-loved treasures'.

Trustee Julian Clayton added: "It's been quite heartwarming to have people walking past saying they are pleased to see that it is St Wilfrid's Hospice that has taken the empty premises."

Shop manager Sean O’Sullivan-Davey said: “The high street has gone through a lot of change but we know our customers value not only the terrific selection we’ve assembled but that every purchase helps a patient. It’s been a real team effort to open and couldn’t have happened without all of the support of the shop’s staff and volunteers.

"We are looking for a diverse group of people, to come and volunteer with us to work in the many different areas of the shop over two floors."

Chief executive Alison Moorey, shop manager Sean O'Sullivan-Davey and trustee Julian Clayton

Anyone interested in joining the volunteering team on 01243 755815.

For full details of opening and donation drop-off times visit stwh.co.uk/shops.