Cornish charity Cornwall Hospice Care has opened a new and exciting lifestyle shop in Wadebridge. The store in Molesworth Street, was officially declared open yesterday (Tuesday 31st January) by two long standing volunteers and will complement the charity’s furniture store further up the same road.

The new store will ultimately replace the smaller community shop the charity runs in the same street and offers a wide range of clothes, bags, shoes, smaller items of furniture, ornaments, glassware and much more besides. Nina Kneil is the Business Development Manager for the charity;

“This new shop gives us much more room to show off the wide range of donated goods we have on offer. It’s very welcoming and we hope it will be the flagship of our medium sized charity shops in Cornwall. It’s been a rapid exercise in shop development for us as we’ve been able to fit it out and open it in just two weeks and I must thank all our very hard working and committed volunteers for their enthusiasm and support.”

The shop was launched at a special preview evening on Monday 30th January when the Mayor of Wadebridge Councillor Pamela Starling was amongst the invited guests to take an early look at the shop. The following morning at 10am volunteers Pearl Sprules and Shirley Prescott cut the ribbon, which signalled the start of trading.

The shop will be open six days a week, from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Paul Brinsley is the Chief Executive of Cornwall Hospice Care;

“Our shops raise nearly half the money we need to provide the care we offer to patients and their families across Cornwall. They and the volunteers and staff who run them, are vital to us and I’m delighted that we have been able to confirm our commitment to the town and to our customers with the opening of this new and very attractive store in Wadebridge.”