Popular charity shop set to reopen in Bishops Waltham

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A CHARITY shop which was forced to close due to flooding will reopen to the public this week.

The Rowans Hospice shop in High Street in Bishops Waltham village centre closed several weeks ago after being significantly damaged by flooding.

The shop has proven to be popular with members of the public since it opened in 2010, with customers travelling from as far afield as Petersfield and Portsmouth.

The staff and volunteers are looking forward to welcoming back their supporters.

Vanessa Gilding, operations manager for The Rowans Hospice Trading Company, said: ‘We are very lucky to have a strong customer base who regularly shop with us.

‘I know many people have missed us and are excited about the shop reopening in the High Street.

‘It is thanks to our volunteers, the shoppers and the community’s generous donations that we are able to help fund hospice care for local people, and every single pound we receive makes a difference.’

The shop will open this Friday at 9.30am.

The Rowans Hospice operates a total of 10 shops, plus a furniture warehouse in Farlington.

They all play a vital role helping to raise funds to care for local people living with life-limiting illness.

For more information or to arrange a home collection for your donations, please call (023) 9238 3611.