As a local charity helping local people, Weston Hospicecare has to continually come up with new ways to raise the millions of pounds it needs each year to keep its services running. One such source of funding comes from its shops — and the hospice has just added another one in Wedmore, a lovely community in the heart of Somerset.
The shop, which is located in Unit 3, Borough Mews, Wedmore BS28 4EB, had its grand opening on Thursday 6th July at 10.00 a.m. It will be open on Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Gemma Turner, retail director of Weston Hospicecare, said: “We are delighted to open our newest shop in the centre of the beautiful village of Wedmore. The turnout at the launch was brilliant, with everyone making us feel very welcome. I do hope the residents of Wedmore and the surrounding area visit the shop to see the gorgeous items we have in stock and to lend their support to Weston Hospicecare, their local hospice.”
Three members of Weston Hospicecare’s Wedmore Friends Group, Gill Hiscock, Trish Newell and John Harvey, joined in on the celebrations. They said they were thrilled the new shop had opened, situated in the lovely Borough Mews, and thought it would complement the range of shops already in Wedmore perfectly.
The hospice highlighted the importance its shops play in making the community aware of the care it provides. Wendy Stephens, the local hospice community nurse specialist for the Wedmore and Cheddar areas, said that she’s delighted to increase the hospice’s presence in the area.
‘As the Hospice Community Nurse Specialist for the Wedmore area, I look after dozens of patients and their loved ones in and around Wedmore, Axbridge and Cheddar,’ said Wendy. ‘Together with the rest of the Weston Hospicecare team, we help to make sure local people who are affected by life-limiting illnesses receive the social, emotional, spiritual, psychological and physical care they need. The Wedmore area is such a friendly and supportive community, and it’s a pleasure to look after patients and their families here.’