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New hospice store opens in Blackfen

PUBLISHED: 12:55 12 December 2012

Bexley Mayor Cllr Alan Downing with shop managers Belinda Hawkins and Daniel Taylor

Bexley Mayor Cllr Alan Downing with shop managers Belinda Hawkins and Daniel Taylor

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Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice opened a new shop in Blackfen last week.

The store in Wellington Parade will sell furniture, electrical and soft furnishings.

Bexley Mayor Cllr Alan Downing cut the ribbon. The shop will sell a range of items including books, wool, bric-a-brac and new gifts, including Christmas gifts.

Mandy Brinkhurst, the hospice’s deputy retail manager, said: “It was a great day. Customers were treated to nibbles and drinks and all the money we raise will be ploughed straight back into the Hospice.

“Last year our shops raised £1,331,920 which is about one third of the voluntary funding needed each year to provide our specialist palliative care and support services to the people of Greenwich and Bexley.”

The hospice Hospice has a total of 16 shops which raise funds for the charity.

Find out more at www.communityhospice.org.uk/shops.


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