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Haddenham Webteam: 3rd December 2015 11:00am

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity officially opened its new shop at Fort End in Haddenham on Thursday morning 3rd December.

The retail outlet is housed in the former betting shop premises, right next to the House of Spice.

The formal ribbon cutting ceremony was carried out by Margaret Aston, Chairperson of Haddenham Parish Council.

The Haddenham shop is the eighth retail outlet that Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity has opened. It will be a satellite store in support of the charity's Thame shop and be overseen by its manager, Rachel Trendell.

The premises will be acting as a small retail outlet, but its primary role will be as a donation receiving centre. It will specialise in toys, books and bric-a-brac.

The premises will act as a small retail outlet, specialising in toys, books and bric-a-brac, but its primary role will be as a donation receiving centre. It will be open from 10am till 4pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

At the official shop opening, the charity's Chief Executive, Sue Jenkins, said: "We are grateful to the people of Haddenham for all the offers of support we have received to run the shop. Our volunteers are extremely valuable to the charity, and the shop will be run by the community for the community. If there are other local people who would like to join the volunteer team here in Haddenham, we would be delighted to hear from them." You can do that by emailing volunteering@fnhospice.org.uk or calling Tracey on 01296 332600.

To find out more about the charity and getting involved in organising local events in support of Florence Nightingale Hospice, email fundraising@fnhospice.org.uk or call Emma/Carole on 01296 429975.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity needs to raise over £650,000 this year to ensure the future funding of hospice care services, supporting local families battling life-limiting illness.

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