Children’s hospice celebrates charity shop’s first anniversary.

A Chesterfield charity shop has today celebrated its first anniversary, after raising over £90,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice since opening in March 2015.

The charity shop can be found on Packers Row, located in the town centre, stocking a great selection of excellent quality pre-owned clothes, books and DVDs. All funds raised go towards supporting children with life shortening conditions, and their families, at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Jayne Smith, Chesterfield Shop Manager, said: “We’ve had an amazing first year and it’s been great to have seen the shop progress and succeed in such a short space of time.

“Chesterfield community members have been extremely generous with donations, have helping to make a real difference to our charity.”

The celebration event today saw volunteers, customers and staff come together to mark the anniversary.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is currently supporting around 250 families across South Yorkshire and beyond, both in their own homes and in the North Anston hospice. The ten Bluebell Wood shops help to raise thousands towards the more than £4m it costs for the hospice to keep its doors open.

James Bower, Head of Retail at Bluebell Wood, said: “It’s been a tremendous year and I’d like to thank the customers, volunteers and staff for their dedication and support. We care for numerous families in the Chesterfield area and for us to have a presence on their high street is fantastic.

“We are looking forward to another successful year ahead, helping to raise the funds we need to continue providing special memories for families facing the toughest of times.”

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