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Weldmar Hospicecare shops re-open following lockdown

12th April 2021


News Retail

For the first time since Monday 4th January, Weldmar Hospicecare shops and outlets across Dorset have opened their doors to customers.

The latest phase of easing coronavirus restrictions means that non-essential shops can re-open.

Sarah Whiteside from Portland was one of the first customers at our charity shop in St Thomas Street in Weymouth.  “It’s great.  I love charity shopping because you know you are giving something back to the community and you can always find really interesting things.

“The window displays have been beautiful here since you’ve been closed, and I got up especially early this morning to come in and buy a vintage style coat that I had spotted in the window, and I’m looking forward to wearing it around the town!”

Volunteer Jean Watling says, “I was in here last week as well, helping to set the shop up, and it’s just great as it’s moving back towards normality.  I enjoy volunteering here because it’s helping out a great organisation, and it’s going to be so nice to see some regular faces coming back in.”

Fellow volunteer Javan Dennehy had the honour of opening the shop to the first customers at 9:30am:


Shop Manager Laura Rawlins says, “We’re back!  We can’t wait to welcome back both our shoppers, and those who have put things aside to donate to us.  We’ve worked hard on rearranging the shop and have some really great items and bargains for you to come in and find.”

Details of all Weldmar shops and outlets’ opening times, contact details, and donation arrangements can be found here:

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