On Saturday 12 April we were thrilled to open our new Children’s Shop in Alsager. St Luke’s has had a traditional charity shop on Crewe Road for a couple of years. With feedback from the community we decided to refurbish and just focus on children’s items.

The shop was officially opened by Martha Harthill aged 5, after she won a competition in the Alsager Chronicle to be the official ribbon cutter. She delighted the queuing shoppers with the pink scissors that she had brought along especially for the occasion.

The shop is packed with wonderful clothing, toys, books and games to suit toddlers up to pre teens. Call in to get some lovely high quality children’s items at very reasonable prices, and catch up with our friendly team of volunteers. We will gladly receive donations of clothing, toys (with CE marks on them), books and games.

Full set of photos of the opening and the shop

Steven Holmes, Head of Retail said “We are really excited to bring this new venture into the town. The feedback from the public has been very positive. We’ve had superb help from the Alsager Ladies Circle and other volunteers to leaflet drop households and talk to people about the shop opening. Thanks to everyone who has helped to get the shop ready, the funds raised will make a real difference to patient services at St Luke’s hospice”.

The shop is still in need of volunteers, so if you have a few hours to spare once a week or once a fortnight, please don’t hesitate to apply online www.stlukes-hospice.co.uk/volvacancies/volunteering-opportunities/