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Southern Area Hospice Shops are looking forward to being open again and the shops in Newry, Rathfriland and Banbridge are fully stocked with summer essentials. The shops reopen this Friday 30 April after five months absence.

Diane Winter, Retail Commercial Manager at SAHS Shops, said: “It’s been a genuinely trying year for our shops, our staff and volunteers have demonstrated how accommodating they are, adjusting quickly to all the new procedures and to numerous changes throughout the pandemic.”

The Hospice shop in Monaghan Street, Newry.

The shops have made all the necessary changes to ensure customers and staff are safe.  All shops will still be limiting the number of customers, staff and volunteers will be wearing protective equipment with hand sanitiser stations available and contactless card payments are encouraged where possible.

Diane continues, “We are very lucky to have our shops fully stocked, we have had a very successful “bag to work scheme” with local businesses all over the Southern Trust taking part.  This has allowed us to open with beautiful summer stock in all three shops, ready for our customers.”

The shops will be accepting donations.  Drop off cages are available in all shops where donations will be held for a minimum of 72 hours before being processed for sale. Clothing will be steamed before it is displayed on the shop floor.  Unfortunately, the shops are not able to accept books, games, and bric-a-brac.  You can donate at any of the shops during opening hours and please add Gift Aid as it will boost your donation’s value by 25%.

All shops are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.

Stay up-to-date on Facebook and Instagram @SouthernAreaHospiceShops or visit WWW.SOUTHERNAREAHOSPICESERVICES.ORG

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