After 14 years of trading, the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice shop in Billingshurst is in need of some essential maintenance work and the charity will be taking the opportunity to make some improvements and give the shop a fresh new look at the same time.
It has been announced that the shop will be closing for a week at 5pm on Saturday 22 June to enable the work to take place. Staff will be in the shop whilst the works are being carried out and donations can still be made between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
Head of Retail, Jan Harper said: “Last year, our incredible Billingshurst shop team sold 26,250 individual items that had been generously donated by the community. The total profit made by the shop last year would pay for over 7 days of all care services at Chestnut Tree House. This is the amount we have to raise every day.
“We apologise to all our customers and donors for any inconvenience whilst the works are being carried out, but we are sure you will like the results. We are planning to reopen a week later. We are also open on Sunday 30 June from 10am to 4pm to celebrate the Billingshurst Show and Carnival Procession. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the new look shop”.
Chestnut Tree House shop: 58-60 High Street, Billingshurst, RH14 9NY. Enquiries: 01403 786798. Further details can be found via the website: www.chestnut-tree-house.org.