Hospice opens new shop in Thame

Opening of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity shop in Thame by Mayor of Thame, Cllr Nichola Dixon
Opening of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity shop in Thame by Mayor of Thame, Cllr Nichola Dixon

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity has opened its new shop in Thame town centre.

Thame mayor Cllr Nichola Dixon officially opened the hospice’s brand new retail store in the Cornmarket yesterday morning (Tuesday).

Opening of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity shop in Thame by Mayor of Thame, Cllr Nichola Dixon - pictured are the crowd entering the shop after the ribbon cutting

Opening of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity shop in Thame by Mayor of Thame, Cllr Nichola Dixon - pictured are the crowd entering the shop after the ribbon cutting

The new shop will house a dedicated children’s wear section, as well as ladies’ and men’s wear, jewellery, handbags, bric-a-brac and much more.

Phil Moody, FNHC head of retail said: “We’re really excited to be opening our Thame shop as we have some fantastic supporters here, and in the surrounding villages.

“Many local people have received specialist care and support from Florence Nightingale Hospice services, either in the hospice itself or at home, or perhaps know of someone who has been supported in this way.

“We’ve been working on this project for a long time now and the shop has come together nicely.

Opening of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity shop in Thame by Mayor of Thame, Cllr Nichola Dixon

Opening of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity shop in Thame by Mayor of Thame, Cllr Nichola Dixon

“We have some great children’s wear items up for sale – with a selection of donated kids’ swimwear, for our opening, courtesy of Sunuva, so we’re hoping this will really go down well with local families.”

Mr Moody added the hospice was planning to open another shop in Haddenham.

He said: “We are also delighted to announce the charity is hoping to open a second retail outlet in Haddenham in the very near future, to act as a donation and ‘feeder’ store for Thame.

“This shop will be manned by volunteers and we hope will be well-supported by the local community, which includes our Haddenham Community Fundraising Group.”

The new Thame shop will be open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

If you are interested in lending a helping hand as a volunteer, contact Tracey O’Hara on 01296 332600 or email tracyohara@fnhospice.org.uk.