Mayor and Mayoress open new charity shop
December 26, 2011 by Mark
A new charity shop supporting a regional hospice was recently opened in Potters Bar by the Mayor and Mayoress of Hertsmere.
The new charity shop was opened in support of The Peace Hospice, an organisation that is based in Watford but that treats patients from around the region, including some in Potters Bar. The hospice was recently forced to close down two of its beds due to a lack of funding, meaning that the new shop comes at just the right time to help stop funds from falling further.
The head of trading for The Peace Hospice, Jo Martin, spoke about the new shop, saying:
“We are delighted that we’ve been able to open a shop in Potters Bar. The Hospice has been keen to have a physical presence in the area for some time, particularly as we are providing care for patients and their families from Potters Bar and the surrounding area.”
Currently, charity shops account for around half of the annual funds raised by the hospice, so they need all the help they can get, whether this is in the form of donations, volunteers or even local print companies helping out with pos printing.
The Potters Bar shop opened on 6th December and The Peace hospice hopes that this will help to add towards the £3 million each year that is needed to help run the hospice. All care provided is complimentary, meaning that its users do not need to worry about money at a time when they have more pressing issues on their minds.