Mayor of Redbridge opens new Saint Francis Hospice boutique charity shop in Wanstead
PUBLISHED: 12:35 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:36 03 December 2018
Saint Francis Hospice
Saint Francis Hospice has opened a new boutique charity shop in Wanstead.
The Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Debbie Kaur-Thiara opened the charity’s 15th retail store – the third in Redbridge – in High Street last week.
All funds from the shop will go towards helping the Havering-atte-Bower charity to provide its specialist end of life care services to people affected by life-limiting illnesses.
Michelle Nicholls, the Hospice’s director of retail, is excited about the new store and said: “Wanstead brings a different look to our stores – it has a very boutique feel and we’re really looking forward to integrating ourselves into Wanstead and village life.”
The Mayor of Redbridge formally opened the store and said: “I visited my dear friend when she spent the last weeks of her life at the hospice and I was so amazed at how beautiful and peaceful it was.”
“Death affects everyone at some time in their lives and we need to do more to ensure Redbridge residents are aware of the wonderful services that are available to them.”