Lancaster St John’s Hospice opens first charity pound shop

Mayor of Lancaster Jon Barry with staff and volunteers at the hospice's charity store opening.
Mayor of Lancaster Jon Barry with staff and volunteers at the hospice's charity store opening.

Lancaster St John’s Hospice has expanded its charity shop empire by opening its first ever pound shop.

The shop, on Euston Road in Morecambe, was formally opened by the Mayor of Lancaster Jon Barry.

The pound shop will sell clothing, shoes, bric a brac, books and much more – all selling at £1 or less.

St John’s Hospice’s eight existing shops play a pivotal role in raising much needed funds which support patients and families in the local community by providing in-patient care, nursing care in people’s own homes as well as a valued day hospice service enabling patients to meet at the hospice and socialise.

Jo Humphrey, St John’s Hospice shops operation manager, said: “It’s an exciting time for us with the pound shop opening and a new clothing shop in Lancaster in the pipeline. Last year our eight shops raised a staggering £280,000 profit – so it’s true to say that people’s unwanted items really are someone else’s treasure!”

The pound shop will initially open Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Once a team of volunteers are recruited it is hoped to open the shop six days a week.

If you are interested in volunteering at any of the hospice shops, please contact Nicky Willan on 01524 382538.