Crosby celebrates opening of new hospice shop

School children and Liverpool Town Crier, Terry Stubbings, caused a stir in Crosby on Thursday (15th June) when they performed the official opening of our brand new St. Joseph’s Hospice shop at the Crown Buildings on Liverpool Road.

Year six pupils (pictured left to right) Abigail Slater (10) and Francesca Garcia (10), from Great Crosby Catholic Primary School; Joshua Nairn (11) and Phoebe Kane-Moss (11), from Valewood Primary School; and Daniel Kelly (11) and Jasmine Howard (10), from St. Luke’s Halsall CE Primary School, cut a ribbon to officially open the new shop.

A team of dedicated shop volunteers, hospice staff and trustees also joined in with the celebrations at the new shop, which has relocated from its previous home in the town centre.

The new shop is larger and more prominent on the main road. It is also double fronted, has two floors and is the third hospice shop to contain the new St. Joseph’s Hospice brand.

The shop is very modern, bright and spacious with the downstairs selling clothing, jewellery and homeware but, upstairs, customers will step back in time and enjoy a period-style lounge area, the perfect place to sit and browse books and old records.

Jo Rigby-Clare, St. Joseph’s Hospice Retail Manager, said: "We are really excited to be able to open our brand new, much bigger, shop in Crosby and I was delighted that we had some very special guests from our local community to join us for the occasion.

"We operate ten shops across Merseyside, which raise over £100k each year for the hospice so they are really valuable source of income for us. The new Crosby shop is very special as it’s the closest shop to the hospice and is where we opened our very first shop.

"Come down and see for yourself the fantastic range of products we have on sale and let us know what you think of our brand new shop."