Our Andy’s Children’s Hospice shop in Barton has officially opened

The new Andy’s Children’s Hospice shop in Barton has been officially opened.

We took over the vacant premises in the Market Place earlier this year and opened for trading in June, but an official celebration was held to mark the official ribbon-cutting.

Simon Vicary, head of retail, said: “Not only are we opening a new venture to provide vital funds, we are revitalising a prominent retail space.

“We will be offering high-quality used goods to customers in Barton and are looking forward to integrating into the local community.”

We worked closely with Scotts Property to secure the site, which said it was pleased to see a vacant property in the town centre occupied and trading once more.

Simon continued: “Barton has been on our list of towns we wanted to have a presence in because not only is it important to reiterate what Andy’s does in the area, but Barton has a growing population and lots of new home builds.

“It’s somewhere we are excited about trading in. The closest existing shops to Barton we operate are in Hull and Immingham, so Barton fits very well into our established distribution network.

“The hospice plays an important role in northern Lincolnshire and our investment shows how committed we are in being at the heart of the community.”

The store, at 17A Market Place, opens Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4.30pm. Donations of unwanted items are welcome.

If you'd like to volunteer in store, please click here or call 01472 350908.

Roles include sales assistants, sorters, steamers, merchandisers, till operators and also anyone with knowledge of books, CDs, DVDs and collectable bric-a-brac to help maximise funds.


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