Fairlands shop Celebrates 1 year anniversary

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices’ charity shop in Fairlands Avenue, Guildford has celebrated its first anniversary with a special visit from the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mike Parsons and the Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Jean Parsons.

The shop which sells a wide range of quality pre-loved goods including ladies and children’s wear shared cakes and treats with their guests and local supporters to mark this special occasion.

“The shop looks wonderful” commented the Deputy Major as he met with Jo Marsh the area shop manager, assistant manager Pauline Murphy and some of the team of volunteers without whom the shop would not be open for business.

“We want all the local community to know we are here, come in and visit us and support our hospice, “commented Jo Marsh. “We are very lucky to have a wonderful team of volunteers who have been with us since we opened for business a year ago, we would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their hard work and support” added Jo.

70% of the care we provide takes place in the patient’s own homes and this is to large parts of Surrey including North Guildford.

“I think it’s really important to raise awareness to the local community that Woking & Sam Beare care reaches as far out as Guildford” said Liz Cousins HR Director who also attended the celebration.

If you would like to donate any quality items to the shop or your time to help support the patient-centred charity, please visit the shop or call Volunteers Operations Manager Gary Wood on 01483 881750 or email volunteer@wsbhospices.co.uk. For more information about the charity, please visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk