The new Hope House children’s hospice shop in Wrexham officially opened at the weekend, with some special guests cutting the ribbon.
New Island Green Shop
The shop on Island Green replaces the city’s old shop on Charles Street. There was lots of cheering and applause as a queue of eager customers headed through to doors on Saturday. They were able to pick up a bargain and help support seriously ill local children at the same time.
The shop was opened by Kadie, Steve and Aymee Hope Jarvis from Ruabon, who were supported by Hope House when their seven-week-old daughter Isobelle died in 2018.
Steve said: “We’re proud to be a part of the new Hope House shop in Wrexham, which will raise money for such an important charity. I can’t really put into words our admiration for the wonderful people there.
“Right from the start, they offered unconditional support and help. Nothing we asked for was too much trouble, and very often, they did things for us without us asking or even realising we needed the help they offered.”
Also at the opening was Kerry Evans, Wrexham AFC’s Disability Liaison Officer. Kerry said she was “honoured” to be a part of the opening ceremony.
The charity’s retail area manager, Lindy Welch, said: “We want to thank the people of Wrexham for the amazing support they have shown us. It was a pleasure to welcome the Jarvis family and Kerry from Wrexham AFC.
“I would also like to thank the local businesses on Island Green that have supported us with donations and our opening. We look forward to seeing all our old customers here at Island Green and welcoming many new ones.”
If you would like to volunteer some of your time at the new shop, pop in and speak to store manager Becky Hemmingway or visit hopehouse.org.uk/volunteer to learn more.
Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith
Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices in Oswestry and Conwy support more than 750 local families. These families are caring for a terminally ill child or have had a child who has died.
It costs £7.5 million annually to run their services and 80% of this is spent on care.
Approximately two months’ income comes from statutory sources. They depend on fundraising support for the other 10 months of the year.
The hospices aim to raise an additional £2.5 million each year. They will ensure this money reaches every child, mum, dad, brother and sister who needs their help in the area.
For more information, contact Hope House/Tŷ Gobaith Communications Officer Joel Garner. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07867 273 152 during office hours.
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