16th April 2019

 New charity book shop set to open


A new charity book shop stocking around 4,500 titles is set to open in Tewkesbury on Good Friday.

St Richard’s Hospice will officially open its new High Street-based shop at 10am on Friday, 19th April.

The shop is the charity’s second premises in the town, occupying the unit previously used by its original shop. The new, fashion shop opened in January at 33 High Street.

Dan Corns, Commercial Director at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We are thrilled to be opening a new book shop in this great location.

“Following the success of our book shop in Malvern, we are excited to welcome in the Tewkesbury community to browse our wonderful selection of books and help support the hospice.”

The shop, found at 35 High Street, will also feature an entertainment section with CDs and DVDs.

It joins the hospice’s growing portfolio of 19 shops and warehouse across Worcestershire and will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Donations of good-quality books are welcomed by the charity and can be made to its premises in Tewkesbury, or at any of its shops.

The charity also is calling for book-lovers to volunteer at the shop, particularly on Saturdays. To get involved visit www.strichards.org.uk/book-volunteers-tewkesbury

Fiind out more about the new book store – and the rest of the hospice’s shops.

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. It also supports their loved ones.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,300 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations for three quarters of its annual £8.8m income with the remainder from the NHS.

The hospice is also raising funds for the Build 2020 Appeal and is part way through developing a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire.  The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m.

Caption: Volunteers Linda Hales and Fiona Dixon stock the new book shop in Tewkesbury