Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

New cancer shop opens in Ards

Betty Dempster, the longest serving volunteer from the former shop, officially opens the new shop with Marie Cancer Care's John Canessa

A new Marie Curie Cancer Care Shop has been officially opened in Newtownards.

The shop, which replaces the former store, also on High Street, will raise money for the newly refurbished Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast, which was officially opened in October.

The charity's head of shops and trading, John Canessa, said: “I was delighted to open the new Marie Curie Cancer Care Shop in Newtownards today.

“Every penny you spend in the shop will support the Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast, which offers expert care and the best possible quality of life for people with terminal illnesses. It also provides essential support for the patients' families.”

Shop manager Lee Jardine said: “We would like to thank our loyal customers for supporting us for almost ten years in Newtownards, and we hope that the opening of this wonderful new shop will be an opportunity for us to bring more local people through the doors.

“Everyone can help make a real difference to the lives of terminally ill patients and their families, either by donating goods, buying clothes, gifts or treats or giving up a few hours a week to volunteer.”

Although the recent official opening of the newly refurbished Marie Curie Hospice in east Belfast signifies the completion of the building work, the charity still needs to raise a further £250,000 to finish the fundraising effort.

If you are interested in volunteering at the shop, call Lee on 9182 6672.

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