Staff and volunteers are celebrating the reopening of our Bridgwater clothes shop, six months after it was forced to close by flood damage.
The refurbished shop in Cornhill welcomed its first customers on Thursday, December 5, following a major renovation of the building.
In recent months, manager Lisa Passco and her team have been operating a pop-up clothes shop at our nearby furniture store in the High Street.
“We’re really excited to be back where we belong, especially now the shop is looking better than ever,” said Lisa. “I’d like to thank our loyal customers for continuing to visit us in our temporary home, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our new-look shop.
“We have a great selection of Christmas cards, clothes, books and other gift ideas, so we’re expecting to be particularly busy over the next few weeks.”
John Aizlewood, retail and commercial director at St Margaret’s Hospice Care, added: “Bridgwater is one of our best-performing shops, so we’re delighted to have it open again in time for the all-important Christmas shopping season.
“It’s taken a bit longer than we originally expected, due to the amount of work that needed to be done on the building, but Lisa and her team have been doing a fantastic job during this challenging time. It’s almost like having a brand new store, and I’m sure when our loyal customers see it they will agree it’s been worth the wait.”
St Margaret’s Hospice Care supported more than 4,900 people across Somerset last year. Our 34 shops rely on donations of good quality clothes and other items to raise funds to help patients, carers and families affected by a variety of life-limiting illnesses.
For more information about donating goods, click here.