Care’s Castletown shop first opened in 1988. Originally the shop
was leased then later, through the generosity of the Scholl Foundation,
the Charity was able to purchase the shop. The late William Scholl
CBE was Chairman of Share the Care Ltd, the Hospice trading company,
until his death in 2002 and he always took a keen interest in
the success of the shops.
2002 Hospice Shops Management decided it was time for an expansion
and a complete make-over and later that year work started, removing
old walls at the back, covering in a courtyard at the back and
giving covered access to
the old barn which had been used for receiving, sorting, and
preparing given goods for sale. The newly finished interior almost
doubles the shop floor area and totally transforming the premises.
Once again Hospice has reason to be grateful to the Scholl Foundation
having assisted with the expenditure of this new extension
J. A. Brown SHK, MHK for Castletown performed the opening ceremony
for the newly extended Hospice Shop at 9, Arbory Street, Castletown
on Friday 24th January 2003. Those attending included the Chairman
of Castletown Commissioners and Mrs Cringle, President of Hospice,
Mrs Nadene Crowther, Mr P. G. Collier, General Manager of Hospice
and Mr Vickers, Chairman of Share the Care Ltd., together with
addressing those present Mr Brown complimented the Charity for
its commitment to the community, the fact that the Hospice shop
had a presence in Castletown made an integral part of the retail
trading of the Town.
Hospice Shop is manned by Volunteers and Trading Manager, Mrs
Julie Jones, was delighted to introduce everyone to the newly
extended shop which is a popular trading venue in Castletown.
Thanks were expressed to Volunteer Shop Manager, Anne Clague
and her team who had worked extremely hard to get the shop ready
for the grand opening.
the Care Directors were very appreciative of the generosity of
the owners of the Cycle Shop and Ashbrooks Estate Agency for
their helpfulness in
loaning the empty shop to the Charity, whilst the building works
were completed. This enabled the ladies to sustain their fundraising
commitment to Hospice and maintain a valuable service to their
of this would happen without the thoughtful people who donate
goods on a daily basis to the shop. Many people have filled the
Hospice green bags which have been circulated around Castletown,
Ballabeg, again this has made a significant contribution to sales.
whatever way people give, be it items to sell, money, or volunteer
time, it will directly benefit patient care through the many
services provided at St Bridget’s Hospice and in the community
through St Bridget’s Macmillan Nurses or Hospice at Home.
selection of other photographs taken at the opening appear below.
here are some of the superb band of volunteers who staff
the shop Monday to Saturday each week, without whom running
the shop would not be possible.
Ann Farimond and Hazel Cowley pause for the photographer
in between serving a large crowd of customers.
small detail of the window display just visible on the edge
of the left hand photo.
Smith of Danica Florists in Castletown presents Anne Clague
with a bouquet and bottle of wine.
Crowther, who was responsible for establishing the six
Hospice shops, looks on.
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