Christmas 'goes live' in Alice House Hospice shops in Hartlepool and East Durham
Alice House Hospice is getting in the festive spirit by rolling out Christmas stock in all of its charity shops.
The hospice’s nine shops across Hartlepool and East Durham all ‘went live’ on the same day this week with their Christmas displays.
With decorations, trees, lights, ornaments and more, the hospice says it has everything people need to deck their halls, and at a much cheaper price.
And all proceeds will go to providing patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, tailored personal care.
Hospice mascot Alice Mouse helped kickstart the Christmas retail campaign at their store upstairs in Middleton Grange shopping centre.
Karen Witherley, senior retail manager for the hospice, said: “All our shops went live on the same day. Volunteers worked all weekend to get everything ready.
“The stock has been donated throughout the year which comes into our storage area on a weekly basis.
“We have got ornaments, lights, trees; everything that you need to decorate your home at Christmas.
“People haven’t got the money to go out and buy new decorations so it is helping everyone.
“And we have got rails and rails of Christmas jumpers. Why not have a look before shopping elsewhere.”
Alice House Hospice has two charity shops in Middleton Grange, plus others at Catcote Road, Wynyard Road, Raby Road, Northgate, Castledene Shopping Centre in Peterlee, Middle Street in Blackhall, and Blackhills Road at Horden.
The hospice, based in Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, must raise £2.5 million a year through the local community and other fundraising activities.