Largs shop opens doors to bigger and brighter premises

Largs shop opens doors to bigger and brighter premises

Posted on 10 July 2017 by Monika Reichelt

Our well-established shop in Largs has relocated to a new prime retail site at 51 Main Street. The ribbon cutting ceremony, performed by North Ayrshire Provost Ian Clarkson, took place on 20th June when the doors were officially opened and hoards of enthusiastic customers were welcomed to the new premises.

Shop Manager Joan Swan is excited by the much anticipated move and looks forward to welcoming regular customers and of course meeting new ones. Joan said: “The community of Largs has been generously supporting the local hospice shop for over 10 years and we are delighted to be moving to new and improved premises on the Main Street. We are hoping the new location will attract even more customers.

“I’m sure the more central location will also catch the eye of passing tourist trade, offer a better working environment for staff and volunteers and will make it easier for donations to be processed. With the added bonus of four large display windows, the shop will have the opportunity to spotlight many of the fabulous items the Largs shop has on offer”.

Jackie Kennedy, the hospice Retail Business Manager said: “Opening day turned out to be a huge success, generating over a week’s takings in just one day! Big thanks to the Largs community for their continuous support and generous contributions. You support really helps us make today matter for our patients and their families”.

The Ayrshire Hospice retail network continues to be highly successful in generating much needed funds for the hospice, now with 11 shops across Ayrshire including 4 in North Ayrshire in Largs, Kilwinning, Irvine and Saltcoats, and 7 further afield in Ayr (Kyle Street and Crown Street), Cumnock, Girvan, Kilmarnock, Prestwick and Troon.

If you would like to volunteer in our new Largs shop please pop in or give Joan a call on 01475 687190 for more information.

If you are interested in Retail volunteer opportunities in any other hospice shops, please visit www.ayrshirehospice.org/jointeam/recruitment/currentopportunities-volunteers/ or call 01292 269200.