Bluebell Wood child Kian opens new Doncaster shop

A child who uses the hospice has today opened the new Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice charity shop in Doncaster.

The shop, which has moved location from its original Scot Lane site to Unit 7 Kings Arcade, St Sepulchre Gate, was opened by Kian Critchley, and his mum and dad Tony and Val.

Kian, of Intake, Doncaster, was one of the very first children to use the hospice. He has lissencephaly, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. This means he can’t talk or walk and needs to be fed directly into his stomach by a tube. His dad, Tony, said “we are honoured that Kian has been asked to open the new Bluebell Wood shop in Doncaster.  These shops are one of the lifelines which allow the hospice to support families like ours.  We often pop in to thank the staff, volunteers, and the people who shop in there.  Their contributions are invaluable to us and to all the families that need the help of Bluebell Wood.”

The new Doncaster shop will stock good quality second-hand items including toys and clothes as well as new items.

Doncaster Shop Manager, Karen Williams, said “We are so pleased to announce that our new shop is open.  All funds raised from our shops go towards the vital work we do at the hospice and in the community supporting children and their families. We’ve been a part of the community in Doncaster for over ten years and look forward to welcoming shoppers to our new location on King’s Arcade.”

Bluebell Wood is currently looking for friendly volunteers to help sort, size and tag donations; and to help serve customers and operate the till during the shop’s opening hours, which will be 9am-4.00pm every Monday to Saturday. If you have a few spare hours each week and are interested in a voluntary position helping to support the children and families who rely on Bluebell Wood, please drop into the Doncaster shop for an application form.Bluebell Wood child Kian, cuts the ribbon to open the Doncaster charity shop(2) Joanne Ward welcoming customers

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