East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is excited to announce another new addition to its retail portfolio in Essex.
EACH has acquired a shop in Dovercourt to open on Thursday, 14 March. The outlet, in Main Road, will trade six days a week from Monday to Saturday, offering the same range of high-quality goods customers of EACH’s other three Essex shops, in Halstead, Clacton-on-Sea and Stanway, are used to.
Sarah Throssell, EACH Shop Acquisition Manager, said: “We’re delighted plans are now well under way to bring our retail offering to Dovercourt. As usual, there’ll be a range of ladies’ clothing, a men’s department, books, bric-a-brac and more. Thanks to this being one of our largest single floor shops, there’ll also be a dedicated children’s zone, with a reading tepee, colouring tables and blackboards.
“The signs are going up on the shop this week, before the grand opening next month, and we hope lots of people will get behind it. All sales will help fund vital care and support for around 50 children and young people with life-threatening conditions in Essex, as well as their family members, plus hundreds more across the rest of the region.”
EACH’s retail portfolio is growing rapidly, with nine shops having opened last year. This latest one in Dovercourt will be its first of 2019 and 36th overall.
EACH 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, 11 March.
EACH also needs donations of good-quality furniture and can collect it free of charge if you are unable to transport it yourself. Call 01255 446999 for more information.
To put into context the difference just a small donation to a shop can make to the vital work EACH does, here are some examples of what your donation could pay for:
- A top, skirt or pair of trousers worth £5 could pay for art supplies for a session of art therapy
- A tea set worth £11 could fund an hour of specialist play tailored to a child’s individual needs
- A nice wedding hat or jacket worth £19 could pay for an hour of vital physiotherapy
- An item of good-quality furniture or prom dress worth £24 could fund an hour with a psychologist to help guide and support families going through, likely, the toughest period of their lives
In the past financial year, EACH shops generated an impressive profit of over £1.1 million that all went towards helping families make the most of their precious time together.
Anyone interested in more information on volunteering at the new shop can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah on 07540 335680.