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Queues form ahead of Eign Gate opening

Eager shoppers queued to catch a first glimpse of Hereford’s newest charity shop

St Michael’s Hospice opened its Eign Gate unit in the former Iceland store on Friday morning (9th).

With over 4,000 square feet of shopping space, the premises is packed with pre-loved items including clothing, children’s toys, homeware and music.

“I love the shop. It looks inviting, and the stock is really fresh,” said one of the first shoppers, Emily Jones. “I shop at St Michael’s shops three or four times a week. I’m always keen to support the Hospice because I know that my money is going straight back into the community. I just love the aspect of never knowing what you might find. Everything I wear is from a charity shop, often St Michael’s, and I’ll often re-donate too.”

The shop was opened by Jo, one of the Hospice’s IPU nurses, and the Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Jacqui Carwardine. The Hospice’s Chief Executive, Mike Keel, welcomed shoppers before the ribbon was cut.

The shop has been gathering interest from keen charity shoppers since St Michael’s first announced it was taking over the lease.

The shop is located at 25 Eign Gate, Hereford and will be open from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Donations are accepted in store during these times and at the donation zone at the rear of the shop on West Street.

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