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Alice House opens brand new store at Middleton Grange

The brand-new Alice House Hospice has successfully launched its brand-new store at Middleton Grange this week, when it was officially opened by local shop volunteer Phillip Fawcett.

The charity already has 12 shops in the region but this new offering will be unique, providing a wide range of products which aren’t currently stocked at its other premises. Customers are able to browse through its one-off designer clothes line, its baby wear section, a wide selection of gift sets, extensive book and vinyl collections as well as dedicated bridal department specialising in wedding dresses and bridesmaid outfits.

Sue Hall, manager of the Alice House Hospice store, said: “We are absolutely delighted with how well we have been doing since we opened. Shoppers have been queueing to get in before we’ve even opened and once we are, we have been flat out all day. The fact we have extended our product offering has certainly helped to attract the extra footfall and the local community has really got behind us with their support.

“Our bridal range is proving to be particularly popular with many visitors to the store showing their interest. We have some beautiful items available at great prices so we’re anticipating this will be one of our most successful lines.”

Alice House Hospice is the only adult hospice currently operating in the Hartlepool and East Durham area. It provides care, comfort and support for those affected by life limiting illnesses or those who have experienced the death of a loved one. It provides a unique range of services that help make a difference to the lives of thousands of families each year.

Mark Rycraft, Middleton Grange Centre Manager, said: “The Alice House Hospice store has proved a huge hit with our customers and I’m thrilled that so many are supporting such a worthwhile, local charity. Visitors to the store have so much to choose from, catering for every taste and I’m sure it will bring a welcome funding boost for the charity.”

Alice House Hospice is always looking for volunteers to help run their stores so if you are interested in working at the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre branch, please contact 07983974789.