Hospice charity shop making a difference to the Wooler community

A charity shop in Wooler has been hailed a huge success.

Saturday, 7th March 2020, 8:00 am
Gemma Douglas from the Glendale Gateway Trust with Penny Bailey, manager of HospiceCare North Northumberland's Wooler shop.
Gemma Douglas from the Glendale Gateway Trust with Penny Bailey, manager of HospiceCare North Northumberland's Wooler shop.

HospiceCare North Northumberland opened on the High Street 18 months ago.

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Gemma Douglas, from the Glendale Gateway Trust, said “We are delighted to see the shop go from strength to strength. It is adding a vibrancy to the high street of Wooler during a period of retail uncertainty. It is encouraging to see the benefits to the community of the volunteering network within the shop.”

“Isolation and loneliness are huge issues in rural areas and HospiceCare North Northumberland is helping address this.”Julie Frost, HospiceCare’s marketing officer, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to hear that our Wooler shop has been so well received and has made a real difference to the residents and businesses.“As a local independent charity, we feel it’s vitally important to work in partnership with our local communities and are very much looking forward to continuing to work together.”