Wetherby’s Market Place welcomed the opening of Martin House Children’s Hospice’s ninth charity story last Thursday.
The Boston Spa-based charity’s ambassador and Calendar presenter Christine Talbot opened the doors along with the Mayor of Wetherby Coun Harry Chapman and retail manager Stephanie Rimmington.
Stephanie said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the opening of another Martin House shop.”
The charity store workers saved the best quality clothes, handbags and shoes for the opening day.
And Stephanie added that the donations were quickly being sold.
“We need volunteers and more stock so please do come along and support the shop.”
The purpose built Grove Road-based hospice, which cares for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families, relies almost entirely on donations and fundraising to raise over £4.9million a year.
As well as Wetherby there are Martin House charity shops in Boston Spa, Ilkley, Acomb, Selby, Skipton, Shipley, Yeadon and Headingley.
Any goods can be donated to the shop by dropping them off at 7 Market Street.
Anyone interested in volunteering to work in the shop should contact Rachel at Martin House on 01937 845045 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Calendar’s Christine Talbot opens the the new Martin House shop with help from John Haigh (Martin House) The Mayoress of Wetherby Jean Chapman, The Mayor of Wetherby Coun Harry Chapman, Chief Executive of Martin House Angela Monaghan, Hazel Hemingway (shop manager) and Alison Barrow (assistant shop manager) (1501222AM2)