16 Nov #Southend Hospital Charity Shop have raised over £100,000
The Southend Hospital Charity Shop in Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff, has just celebrated its fourth anniversary. In that time it has raised over an amazing £100,000 for various appeals at the hospital.
Paying tribute over tea and cake, Mick Thwaites, chairman of Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation, pictured far left, said: “This shop wouldn’t be the success that it is without the dedication of our amazing volunteers, they’ve all helped play a massive part in the shop’s continued success and without their commitment we wouldn’t be where we are today. We also couldn’t do it without the generosity of the public, both those who buy items from the shop and those who make donations to us.”
The shop, which is open six days a week, has already helped raise money for the Bosom Pals Appeal On The Road. All money being raised now is going towards the hospital’s Keyhole Cancer Appeal.
Debbie Mann, charity shop supervisor, pictured far left, holding the cake, added: “With Christmas round the corner, lots of people are wanting to have a bit of a clear out so if you have good items, such as clothes and knickknacks, and want to help raise money for your local hospital then please pop into 183 Hamlet Court Road.”