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St Margaret's Somerset Hospice Opens New High Street Shop

Thursday 1 January 1970, 01:00
By Linda Ireland

On Friday 4th September a crowd of visitors, well wishers and potential customers filled Wincanton High Street to see the Mayor of Wincanton, David Marsh, cut the ribbon to officially open the new St. Margaret’s Furniture Shop.

Opening of St. Margaret's Hospice New High Street ShopOpening of St. Margaret's Hospice New High Street Shop

Linda Ireland, Manager of the St Margaret's Hospice shops in Wincanton commented, "The opening of this shop represents our third shop in the town, so Wincanton is becoming quite a centre for the work of St Margaret's. We are extremely grateful to our customers, donors, and also our volunteers, without whom we would be unable to run our shops.

Well placed in the High Street, in what was for years an antique dealer, our new shop will specialise in selling furniture, furnishings, books, pictures and bric-a-brac. We therefore appreciate donations of this nature and are particularly keen to receive good quality furniture to enable us to bring a wide selection to our customers at very reasonable prices. For all large items of furniture donated, we offer a free collection service through local removal company Mews Moves. We are also able to deliver items of furniture purchased from St. Margaret's at a small fee.

If you have any furniture or furnishings you would like to donate to St. Margaret's then please contact me, Linda Ireland, on 01963 34597."

Opening of St. Margaret's Hospice New High Street Shop
Volunteers: Alice, Katie and Lisa
Opening of St. Margaret's Hospice New High Street Shop
Chris Kitto, Operations Manager; Peter Bushell, Retail
Director; Linda Ireland, Shop Manager; Eveline Durbin,
Training Manager; Andrea Ledger, Community Fundraiser

Editor's Notes:

For further information please contact Lucy Bridger on 01823 365613

  • St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice provides specialist care at our Hospices in Taunton and Yeovil for people living with an incurable illness
  • We seek to improve the quality of life for those people by bringing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
  • We help enable patients to live as actively as possible and enable the family to cope throughout the patient’s illness
  • We provide day care facilities at both hospices and Information and Support centres at Williton Community Hospital and the West Mendip Hospital, Glastonbury.
  • Our services also include physiotherapy, lymphoedema therapy, chaplaincy, complementary and diversional therapy. We have a lymphoedema clinic at the Memorial Hospital, Burnham-on-Sea
  • Our Community Palliative Care Nurse Specialists visit patients at home, in care homes and in community hospitals
  • The cost of running St Margaret’s Hospice and services is currently £65 million a year – 19% is funded by the NHS, the remainder is generated through fundraising
  • Somerset Cancer Care is a division of St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice. CAFÉ’s, (Cancer Aid For Everyone) are open in Minehead, Taunton, Wells, Weston–super-Mare and Yeovil. The CAFÉ’s offer an informal opportunity for anyone affected by cancer to offer each other support in a warm and friendly environment.


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