The Donna Louise Hospice for Children & Young People is opening a charity shop in Longton.

At 10am on Tuesday 14th May the new shop, in Longton, will be officially opened by 3 year-old Lottie, one of the children supported by The Donna Louise.

Simon Dodd, Head of Retail at The Donna Louise, said, “We’re really excited to be opening our brand new Longton store. The shop is looking great, with a bright, fresh interior and new branding. We also have lots of really good quality stock available and our team can’t wait to welcome shoppers when we open.”

The new shop, which is the old Lidl supermarket, has been transformed and will sell clothing, furniture, bric-a-brac and other household items. The money raised by the shop will support more than 260 children and young adults, and their families, across South Cheshire and Staffordshire who rely on services at The Donna Louise.

Simon added, “The Longton store is much bigger than a normal charity shop which will enable us to sell a wide selection of items. We hope that people will support The Donna Louise, not only by shopping with us, but also by donating their good quality, unwanted items to our stores. And, if people have larger items of furniture, we’re able to collect them if they just give us a call on 01782 635504. We’re also looking for volunteers to help out in the store, so please get in touch if you could spare a few hours each week.”

Anyone wishing to visit the new store is welcome to attend the opening event, from 10am on Tuesday 14th May.

The store is also currently accepting donations between 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.