Demelza Hospice Care for Children officially opened its 18th shop on Friday (November 4th) in Chatham High Street.
MP Mark Reckless cut the ribbon to launch the store at 173 High Street. He was joined by Mayor of Medway, Councillor Ted Baker and his wife, Mrs Sylvia Baker.
Mr Reckless said:
“I am delighted to open Demelza’s 18th fundraising shop in Chatham with a 19th soon to follow in Rochester. I am impressed that Demelza extends all the way from Eastbourne to Eltham.
They have a wide range of goods in stock when times are tough and you can help an organisation that does so much for children across Kent.”
Cameron Edmonds, aged 11, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and has used Demelza’s hospice in Sittingbourne for a year also came to the opening with mum, Lisa and cut the cake specially made for the occasion.
Claire Jordan, Demelza’s Head of Retail Operations said:
“Thank you to everyone who has supported our new shop in Chatham, either shoppers or those who have donated goods for us to sell. We have been extremely busy since we opened our doors which means we need more of your unwanted items.
By clearing out your wardrobe you are helping to support our children and families as profits from our shops go directly towards the work in our hospices. So please continue to support us.”
Demelza is set to open another shop in Medway later this month when a special `boutique style’ shop opens at 72 High Street, Rochester.