St Elizabeth Hospice charity shops reopen across East Anglia today
PUBLISHED: 07:30 01 July 2020
St Elizabeth Hospice charity shops have reopened across the region today, beginning with Martlesham Heath, Holywells Retail Centres and Heath Road.
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The independent Suffolk charity temporarily closed all of its shops during lockdown but will welcome customers and donations through the doors once again today.
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Hannah Bloom, director of income generation at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “In March, we made the decision to close all 31 of our retail shops across East Anglia in accordance with the government’s guidance concerning the coronavirus outbreak.
“Now, following careful consideration, we are delighted to be able to begin welcoming back customers and to once again be open to receiving their generous donations, however we must emphasise that all who visit our shops and retail centres must obey our social distancing guidelines.”
Hand sanitiser will be available for all customers entering and leaving the shop and they will be required to comply with social distancing rules with contactless payment being encouraged.
During lockdown the hospice launched its #HereTogether campaign, an appeal which aimed to counteract the financial impact of Coronavirus on the charity.
For more information about the reopening head to the St Elizabeth Hospice website.
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