Willowbrook Hospice will open a brand new store in Church Square Shopping Centre next month.
Located in St Mary’s Arcade, the new store will be the 13th for the charity that provides care to people that have life-limiting or terminal illnesses and their families across St Helens.
As well as giving the charity another store to be able to raise all-important funds, it’s also another location, right in the heart of St Helens, where members of the public can donate to the charity and we’re proud that we’re able to provide them with such a great store in the centreSteve Brogan, Church Square shopping centre
Steve Brogan, Church Square Centre Manager, welcomed the hospice to the centre
He said: “I’m delighted to add such an important charity to the great retail mix that we have here at Church Square.
“Willowbrook Hospice provides crucial care to those that need it the most in our community during a very difficult period in their lives.”
Stocked entirely through donations from members of the public, the store will sell a whole host of items including furniture and household goods.
All of the money made by the store goes directly back to the charity, enabling them to continue to provide care - both on-site in Prescot and through visits by carers to patients’ homes.
“As well as giving the charity another store to be able to raise all-important funds, it’s also another location, right in the heart of St Helens, where members of the public can donate to the charity and we’re proud that we’re able to provide them with such a great store in the centre,” added Steve.
Carol Pilkington, Trading Company Manager at Willow Brook Hospice, said: “Opening a store here St Mary’s Arcade is something we have wanted to do for some time.
“The team are really excited about it, and would like to say thanks to, the centre manager, the market manager, the local market stores and shops for their great support.
“Willowbrook Hospice was built to serve the local people of St Helens and Knowsley and it’s through these shops where we collect goods from local people, sell to local people, and the money raised from these goods is spent on local people that we keep that promise.
“We are hoping that the shoppers at St Marys Arcade like our new store and support us here, as they have over the many years in our other shops.”