Celebrations took place last Thursday as Pendleside Hospice opened the doors to our new furniture store.
Staff and volunteers from the hospice welcomed the first customers to the store, based at the site of the former Kitchens Garage on Trafalgar Street in Burnley, which is selling pre-loved goods.
The shop also offers homeware, white goods and other electrical items, with all proceeds helping us care for patients and their families and carers across Burnley and Pendle.
Catherine Argyle, Pendleside Hospice retail manager, says that the new store will be a great chance for local people to find an unexpected bargain, while supporting local people affected by a life-limiting illness.
She said: “I’m sure that everyone will be pleasantly surprised by the great range of items that we will have on sale. We’re really pleased to be offering local people fantastic furniture as well as lots of other items for the home.
“Some of the donated items we have received include a solid wood cabin bed, leather sofas, modern and classic dining tables, and a wind up gramophone. We have a really wide range of stock from vintage to Ikea, to items that can be upcycled, and electrical items from toasters to coffee machines, food blenders and TV’s. We also offer home wares such as kitchen equipment, ornaments and clocks.
“Everything will be great value and of course all the proceeds will go to the hospice. So each purchase will help our doctors, nurses, therapists and counsellors provide essential care and support to people right across the local area.”
Every shopper or visitor that comes to the store during the next month will also have the chance to enter a free prize draw to win a king-size bed and headboard donated by Silent Night worth £1300.
Pendleside Hospice now has 10 hospice shops across Burnley and Pendle, which last year helped us to raise £420,979.
Catherine added: “The store has parking outside which we know can be difficult outside some of our shops, so not only can you shop and donate furniture there but the hospice will also take donations of other items such as clothing, toys and bric-a -brac for distribution to our other nine shops.
“We will also be running a collection and delivery service for larger items such as sofas, wardrobes and other large furniture and electrical items. Prior to us confirming a booking for a collection our call handlers will be able to check over the phone if items are eligible for us to collect and sell including checking for fire safety labels along with any other legal or safety checks.”
The store will be open six days a week, Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. For more information, call the store on 01282 451826 or contact store manager Graham Firth on Graham.Firth@pendleside.org.uk