A 14-year-old boy who receives care and support from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is set to play a starring role in the opening of the charity’s new shop in Cambridge.
Ollie Duell, who lives with mum Claire, dad Gavin and sister Georgina, 20, will cut the ribbon at the former Hughes premises in Cherry Hinton Road on Thursday, 11 April at 10.00am.
Ollie lives with a complex medical condition that affects his bowel and stomach.
Claire said: “EACH is such a huge part of our lives now. It’s provides us with much needed care and support through the very bumpy journey that is Ollie's life. They provide much needed respite for Ollie but also a shoulder for us to lean on which is priceless.”
“We’re so pleased to have been asked to attend the opening of the new EACH shop.”
Ollie added: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the new shop. And to open it so people can spend all their money to help children like me!”
The new shop will trade six days a week from Monday to Saturday, offering the same range of high-quality goods customers of existing EACH shops are used to.
It welcomes donations of the following clean and good-quality goods: clothing, bric-a-brac, modern paperbacks, toys, jewellery, DVDs/CDs, household linens, retro and vintage clothes, and small electrical items. These can be dropped off at the new shop from Monday, 8 April.
EACH also needs donations of good-quality furniture and can collect it free of charge if you are unable to transport it yourself. Call 01842 821620 for more information.
Anyone interested in more information on volunteering at the new shop can email email@example.com or call Sarah Throssell on 07540 335680.