New charity shop in Skegness opened by Mayor

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A charity that raises money for people facing a life-limiting illness has opened a new shop in Skegness.

Town mayor Dick Edginton cut the ribbon to officially open the new Butterfly Hospice charity shop on Lumley Road.

Clair Doughty, Retail Operations Manager for the Butterfly Hospice, said: “We have such wonderful support from Skegness and the surrounding areas that it was the natural choice to open up our new store in Skegness.

“Since we have opened we have a wonderful team of volunteers that have joined our team in Skegness but to enable us to stay open seven days a week we need more volunteers.

“We always need donations, so if you are having a clear out please keep us in mind - we always need clothing, toys, books, puzzles, shoes, handbags and bric a brac.”

The Butterfly Hospice provides support to people in Skegness, Boston and the surrounding areas.

The hospice was opened in 2014 and has a purpose built six bed inpatient unit based in Boston.

It was built thanks to support and fundraising from the local community .

The hospice provides free, palliative, end of life and respite care for adults with a life limiting illness.

Referrals to the hospice can be made by any healthcare individual. Its care teams include doctors, nurses, therapists, and spiritual support.

The new shop in Skegness is currently open Monday to Saturday 9am until 4pm.

If you would like to support the Butterfly Hospice Trust , volunteer in store or be part of Skegness Community Group, call Emma Roberts on 01205 311222.