Former Exmouth sports store to become Children’s Hospice South West charity shop

A former Exmouth sports store is to become a Children’s Hospice South West charity shop.

The cause has announced it will open its newest outlet on the Parade on April 9 – and it is on the lookout for volunteers and donations.

It will be open seven days-a-week, with every item sold helping South West youngsters with life-limiting conditions and their families.

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.”

The charity will be moving into number 35 the Parade – the former home of Tony Pryce Sports.

A range of goods including women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, as well as toys, games and homewares will be sold at the shop.

Volunteer recruitment days are being staged at the outlet from 10am to 3.30pm on March 24 and 25.

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.”

Children’s Hospice South West relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions.

The ‘whole family’ care it provides 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 Exmouth Children’s Hospice South West will be opening at 11am on April 9.

It will be open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.

Stock donations are welcome and items can be dropped off at the shop between 10am and 4pm from March 23 Monday to Friday.

Alternatively, residents can call 01271 325 270 to arrange collections of large items.

Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering, can email volunteer@chsw.org.uk or call Stephanie on 01271 313 319.

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