Ed Vaizey, Member of Parliament for Wantage and Didcot, is joining Sister Frances Dominica, the founder of the world’s first children’s hospice, Helen House, to officially open the revamped Helen & Douglas House shop at 133 The Broadway, Didcot on Friday, 11 May at 14.15.
The shop merges the original shop with the furniture shop, to offer new and used quality goods under one roof.
Mr Vaizey said; ‘I am really pleased to have been asked to visit the shop and at the same highlight the Charity Retail Association’s campaign – Choose Charity Shops – to encourage people to donate goods. I am also aware that Helen & Douglas House has been providing a service for families in this region, who are dealing with the most difficult circumstances possible, for thirty years and I would ask people to support this pioneering charity in any way they can.’
David Cryer, Head of Retail, Helen & Douglas House said; ‘Anyone who likes the idea of re-cycling, or finding something a bit different, will enjoy hunting for bargains. By donating goods and spending money in the shop they will also be helping the children and young adults and their families who visit the two hospice houses.’
Donations of goods can be made at the store, or the charity offers a collection service. Please contact the retail office on 01235 764490. Volunteers to help run the shop are always needed. Please contact the shop manager, or contact Wendy Bridge on 01865 794749 firstname.lastname@example.org.