A CHARITY shop in Wimborne has reopened following a refitting with updated branding.

The Lewis-Manning Hospice Care charity shop has had the front refitted and they are now accepting donations.

Shop manager Jill Holden said: “We were thrilled to finally be opening again after lockdown and delighted that we were proudly doing so with a rebrand to the shop frontage, which includes the charity’s new sunflower logo. It has definitely helped us grab attention with shoppers.

“We would urge shoppers to pop by and say hello, we’re really enjoying being back in business in Wimborne.

“We’ve got some fabulous stock too, which was very generously donated following our very successful drive through ‘donation stations’ campaign during the summer.

“On the first day of business last week we took an incredible £1,784 in just five hours of opening and £3,468 over the week, it’s a very promising start and return to business for us.

“We are accepting donations on Wednesdays and are available for house clearances too.

“We also have volunteer opportunities in our shops in Wimborne, Westbourne, Christchurch and Poole.

“If anyone is interested in becoming a part of our retail volunteer team we would urge them to get in touch enquiries@lewis-manning.org.uk.”

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is the only independent adult hospice charity in the area supporting patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset.

Their free hospice care services include day hospice, creative arts and wellbeing support, lymphoedema clinic, better breathing clinic and family support and bereavement.

They promote acceptance, hope and peace of mind, helping people live well through their illness. Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is also developing new services all the time and this includes education, and support groups for families and carers.

From its new base, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care will be able to help even more people in Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset with life limiting illnesses.

Its aim is to increase people’s physical and social well-being, reduce isolation and loneliness, support people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviate the huge pressures on family and carers.

For more information, visit https://lewis-manning.org.uk/