7th Jul, 2020

Vital fund-raising to resume as hospice reopens charity shops

Andy Morris 30th Jun, 2020

VITAL fund-raising will resume as a charity begins to reopen its shops across Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Myton Hospices reopened its shops in Albert Street in Rugby and High Street in Henley in Arden today (Tuesday June 30), and the shop in School Road in Wellesbourne will follow suit tomorrow (Wednesday July 1).

Shops at Cannon Park Shopping Centre in Nuneaton and in Market Place in Southam will reopen on Tuesday (July 7), and branches in Trinity Street, Coventry and Warwick Street, Leamington on Wednesday (July 8).

Myton’s director of income generation Charlotte Ingram said: “Our shops fund the care of one in four patients and having them closed for three months has had a huge financial impact.

“We are delighted to have reopened some of them already and to be reopening more – we hope to see you soon!”

The shops will not be able to accept donations for the time being, but saleable items can be taken to Myton’s Donation Station shops in Radford in Coventry and Church Street in Rugby.

Myton’s shop on Far Gosford Street in Coventry will also reopen as a Donation Station from Saturday July 4, followed by the shop in Bedford Street, Leamington Spa on Saturday July 11.

The Donation Station shops are open from 9am to 5pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. Phone ahead to check donations are being accepted. Visit www.mytonhospice.org/shops for contact details.

Myton has produced a video highlighting the new measures it has introduced to protect staff, volunteers and customers at its shops (see above).

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