Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is hosting a day of fun and activities this Saturday 31st March to officially launch its new charity shop in Royton.
The new retail unit is located at the old central garage petrol station on Oldham Road. After some hard work from staff and volunteers the building is now painted the charity’s signature purple.
To celebrate the opening there will be Easter egg giveaways, Easter-themed arts and crafts, a raffle, competitions and a pop-up tea shop selling hot and soft drinks, cakes and snacks. The official ribbon cutting takes place at 10am.
The charity shop sells furniture, bric-a-brac, clothing, accessories and entertainment and there are plenty of bargains to be had. The first 20 paying customers on Saturday will receive a special goodie bag and the charity is also offering free deliveries on all furniture orders placed on the day.
The shop is also taking donations of quality items such as clothes, books, toys, household items and furniture.
Forget Me Not’s Head of Trading, Gareth Pierce, said: “We’ve been working hard to get the shop ready in time for the official opening this Easter bank holiday weekend. Residents and other local businesses should look out for our staff and volunteers on Saturday as we’ll be out and about in the town centre giving out purple balloons and telling people about our new store.
“As well as popping by the shop to see what we’ve done with the space and to help us celebrate the official opening, we’re keen for as many people as possible to drop off donations. We’re aiming to collect 1000 bags of unwanted goods during April and as it’s the bank holiday weekend, it’s the perfect time to declutter and donate some of your unwanted bits and pieces to a very worthy cause.”
All profits from the charity shop will go to Forget Me Not, which took over Grace’s Place in Radcliffe, Bury in summer 2017. After reaching its first fundraising target of £60,000 before Christmas, the charity is already caring for some of the 650 children with life-shortening conditions and their families in Bury, Rochdale and Oldham through its Hospice at Home service.
Forget Me Not plans to open the children’s hospice on Dumers Lane for in-house and overnight care in October 2018.
For more information visit www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk