This significant milestone marks three decades of dedicated service and support to and from the community. Over the years, the shop has played an essential role in raising funds for hospice care, contributing to the comfort and well-being of patients facing life-limiting illnesses.
Opening three decades ago, the Hospice Shop’s vision was to provide high-quality second-hand items to its local community while generating vital funds to support hospice services. The shop's commitment to sustainability, charity, and community engagement has made it a beloved institution in the area.
Throughout its journey, the shop has not only been a place to find unique treasures but also a symbol of compassion and care. Volunteers, staff, and supporters have worked together tirelessly to ensure that the shop remains at the heart of its local community.
The anniversary is a time to reflect on the shop's accomplishments and to pay tribute to the memories of those who have contributed to its success.
To mark this special occasion, the Hospice Shop invited former shops managers Muriel and Elizabeth, along with volunteers and customers to celebrate the day with a cake and balloons, kindly donated by local company Lava Balloons.
Hospice Shop Manager, Nicola Cannon, commented: “We would just like to say a big thank you to our volunteers, former staff, customers, donators and local community who have all over the last 30 years made the shop what it is today, a vibrant part of the Rutherglen community!
“We’re incredibly touched by the kindness which local people show the hospice with their support. Each item bought or donated really does make a difference to patients living with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
The Rutherglen Hospice Shop is one of 17 retail shops open throughout the Greater Glasgow area. The shops generate much-needed funding for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice which cares for 1200 patients and their families every year.
The hospice must fundraise approximately £3million each year to continue providing this care, free of charge to those who need it.
People can find out more about the Hospice Shops and their locations by visiting www.ppwh.org.uk