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Hope House Oswestry Superstore Now Open

by Love Wrexham Magazine
Area Manager Lindy Welch-Smart, Head of Retail Suzanne Cumming, Luke Young, Hope House Hippo and Amelia Thompson

Hope House Oswestry Superstore Now Open

Hope House Children’s Hospice’s new Oswestry superstore has now officially opened its doors, welcoming queues of eager bargain-hunters to the spacious new shop.

Smithfield Street, Oswestry

The charity’s new flagship shop on Smithfield Street is its biggest yet. The opening day attracted a throng of shoppers eager for pre-loved clothing, accessories, and furniture. Tills rang nonstop, and takings for the day were expected to reach an impressive £5,000.

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony featured Charlotte Thompson and her seven-year-old daughter Amelia, who receives care at Hope House. Wrexham AFC captain Luke Young, volunteers, staff, and supporters were also in attendance.

Hope House’s Head of Retail, Suzanne Cumming said: “I am so incredibly excited that our new flagship shop in Oswestry is open. This new store looks fantastic and gives us much more space to display our pre-loved and new goods including furniture.

“We already have incredible support in Oswestry from people who bring us donations of stock and who shop with us so it’s great to be able to welcome all our wonderful supporters into our new shop.”

Ollie Palmer (l) also attended the opening day
Ollie Palmer (l) also attended the opening day

Life-Threatening Conditions

The charity, which provides vital care and support for local children with life-threatening conditions, has 15 shops across Shropshire, Cheshire, Mid and North Wales. Together, they raise more than £1 million each year towards the £7.5 million needed to fund care for every child in need.

Charlotte said: “Hope House has been such a huge part of Amelia’s and our lives and it’s amazing to see this new shop. Hopefully, this new shop will raise lots of money and make sure that families like ours benefit from all the care and support in future.”

Wrexham AFC captain Young, who recently celebrated promotion with the club, said it was an “honour” to be part of the shop opening, while his teammate and Hope House ambassador Ollie Palmer also visited the shop ahead of opening to meet with staff and volunteers and make a donation of tracksuits from his design label WXM1864 Clothing.

Oswestry shop volunteers Mary Trow and Irene Edwards were enjoying visiting as shoppers for the day. Mary said: “The new shop is brilliant. We’ve needed more space for a long time, so it’s wonderful to have room for more stock and furniture. We love working as volunteers.”

A Fabulous Haul

Friends Jessie Miller, Bridie Dunbabin and Elin Humphreys from Oswestry discovered a fabulous haul of women’s and children’s clothes.

“I didn’t think I’d need a basket, but I do! It’s really colourful with some great stock. We’re very impressed,” said Bridie.

Grandmother Loretta Parry was there with her grandson Caleb Jones and Gillian Hayes. She and Gillian know the importance of raising funds for Hope House children’s hospice.

Loretta said: “Both our families have needed the help of Hope House in the past, and know how vital the hospice’s support and counselling services are. We were keen to support this wonderful charity. We’ve bought some tops and loved the goodie bags. The shop is lovely.”

Luke Young with little Amelia
Luke Young with little Amelia

Donation Station

If you would like to donate your pre-loved furniture or other items, you can drop them off at the donation station at the rear of the shop during opening hours or book a furniture collection from your home at hopehouse.org.uk/furniture.

If you would like to join their family of volunteers, visit hopehouse.org.uk/volunteer or call the retail team on 01691 672 607.

Visit hopehouse.org.uk for the latest news and information from Hope House/Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices.

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