Charity shop finds home after two year search

A much-loved shop which supports the terminally ill and their families has found a permanent new home after two years of searching.

The Garden House Hospice charity shop, which for many years stood in Elmes Arcade in Stevenage Old Town, has opened a new shop on the High Street after two years in a temporary shop by Bowling Green.

The new shop was officially opened yesterday (Tuesday) by Stevenage Mayor, Carol Latif who thanked staff, volunteers and customers for their support of the Letchworth facility which provides palliative care for people from across North Herts and Stevenage.

Hospice general manager, Jenny Lupton, said the money raised in the shop and those like it in surrounding towns makes a significant contribution to the funds needed to provide care.

“We are the only hospice providing care for adults with a terminal diagnosis, either within the hospice itself or at home for the local community, and the demand for our services continues to grow. We are very grateful to the people within the Old Town for their continued loyalty throughout our various moves and we hope they will continue to support us at 60 High Street.”

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