Winchmore Hill shop open
CategoryNorth London Hospice
North London Hospice has opened it’s 17th charity shop in Winchmore Hill. Staff, volunteers and supporters joined MP for Enfield-Southgate David Burrowes in officially opening the shop in Green Lanes with a ribbon cutting, some bubbly and some festive mince pies MP David Burrowes cuts the ribbon with staff The shop is minutes away from where the hospice has recently opened a building dedicated to providing day services to terminally ill patients and their families. Mr Burrowes, who is a keen supporter of the hospice, said: “I have known of North London Hospice for many years and the excellent palliative care it provides to local people in Enfield. The hospice provides choices for individuals and their families and treats everyone with dignity and respect. “I am absolutely delighted to be here today and to be part of something that is so special and essential. This shop is all about community effort. I hope the public will really support such a great cause, whether its through donations, visiting the shop or even through volunteering their time.” Supporting the hospice today were also students from Winchmore School, staff from Sainsbury’s in Highlands Village, representatives from Trinity Church and members of the N21 Support Group – a group set up in the Winchmore Hill area to help raise funds for the hospice. Head of sixth form at Winchmore Lisa Hughes said: “The students have really taken the hospice to heart as the school is so close to the Barrowell Green building. It is a cause that is meaningful to them and they are looking forward to volunteering in the shop and supporting the hospice in anyway they can.” Shop manager Shellie Burke said: “I first began volunteering for North London Hospice when I was just 15. I am delighted to now be the manager of such a fantastic new shop. Customers have already commented on how bright and lovely it is. We are really pleased to be located in the vicinity of the day services building. Hospice shops are essential in helping us raise the funds we need to provide our specialist care services to terminally ill people.” The shop sells a range of items such as bric-a-brac, clothes, books and toys.