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Latest New Willow Wood Shop Opens in Mossley

Willow Wood are thrilled to announce the opening of their new Hospice shop in Mossley on Friday 28 May. The shop, on Arundel Street, will sell the usual mix of high quality pre-loved items, including clothing for all the family, shoes, bags, toys and more and will be open between 9.30am to 4pm every day except Sunday.

Sharon Hodgkiess, retail operations manager said: “It’s our first ever shop in Mossley and we’re really looking forward to welcoming customers. We’ve already had lots of positive comments from passers-by as we’ve been refurbishing the interior and displaying stock and we can’t wait to get to know our community here.”

The shop has been refitted to a high specification reflecting the quality of the goods on sale. Sharon said: “Our supporters really are wonderful; they ensure we can continue to care for the people of Tameside and Glossop. It’s a staggering fact that eight out of every ten of our patients are cared for by donations; selling donated goods to the value of £25 funds a 30 minute complementary therapy session, while raising £120 covers a full hour of medical care.

“However, since our shops and warehouse were closed due to lockdowns for much of last year we currently are a little short of Summer clothing. We would be very grateful for donations and supporters can book a convenient time to drop these off at our warehouse by going to our website,”

The shop is initially being managed by Julie Wilson our new relief manager while Denise Royle will be covering on certain days. Denise is well known to our customers as she is currently the manager at our Ashton shop and prior to that at Stalybridge. Supporting them, as in all our shops, is a team of volunteers.

Julie said: “Volunteers help us both behind the counter and behind the scenes. There are a number of different roles available from sorting and pricing goods to window dressing and working on the till, so if anyone would like to support us by volunteering just pop in and see me. We can organise a ‘taster’ session with no obligation to take it further if you decide it’s not for you and we provide training and PPE. Volunteering in our shops is not just a great way to help your local hospice, but it’s also a great way to meet new people and become part of our friendly team.”

For more information about volunteering in our shops, please clickhere.

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