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New Helen & Douglas House Shop opens

HDH.jpgAndrew Smith MP has officially opened the new Helen & Douglas House shop in Rose Hill.

Andrew was joined by Sister Frances Dominica, the founder of Helen & Douglas House, the children's and young adults' hospice houses, to cut the ribbon and welcome the local community into the bright and modern 3,000 square feet shop, that is opening in the charity's 30th anniversary year.

Andrew said: "I am very pleased to be able to open the Helen & Douglas House shop in Rose Hill. The charity has been supporting families facing the most difficult of circumstances for thirty years and we can all be proud that the world's first children's hospice started here in Oxford. I am sure the shop and this pioneering charity will receive strong support in the local community".

David Cryer, Head of Retail at Helen & Douglas House, said: "The shop offers a great range of furniture, as well as other used and new quality items. Anyone who likes the idea of re-cycling, or finding a bargain should be able to find something within the shop. By donating goods and spending money with us they will also be helping the children and young adults and their families who visit the two hospice houses".

Donations of goods can be made at the store, or the charity offers a collection service - please contact the warehouse on 01235 530 857. Volunteers to help run the shop are always needed. Please contact the shop manager, or contact Wendy Bridge on 01865 794 749 or

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