VIP treatment for Hospice patient

26 April 2016

A patient of Wigan and Leigh Hospice officially opened its newly refurbished shop on Market Street in Hindley on Monday 25th April.

Nigel Clothier (53), from Ashton, received VIP treatment when he cut the ribbon to officially re-open the shop.

The shop has been revamped so that it's brighter and lighter and includes a new window display area, which can be seasonally themed to showcase unique donations. A new internal layout gives the shop a more spacious feel and the shoe display area has doubled in size.

Nigel has been a patient of the Hospice for the last few months after being diagnosed with Lung Cancer in March 2015. He regularly sees a Hospice Nurse Specialist and also uses the Hospice's Complementary Therapy services, including acupuncture.Hindley Shop Opening

Nigel said: "I was delighted to be invited to open the Hospice's refurbished shop and I really enjoyed it.

"For me, this was one way of giving something back to the Hospice as they have given me such invaluable support over the last few months.

"I hadn't realised this kind of support was available and it really helps in so many ways. Instead of just dying from cancer, they are helping me to live with it."

Kate Gaynor, Hospice Retail Manager, said: "Patients like Nigel are why our shops are here and so I was delighted that Nigel was able to join us on Monday to do the honours and officially open our refurbished shop in Hindley.

"The Hospice's network of shops has now grown to 13 across the borough and raise over £600,000 each year for the Hospice so they are such a valuable source of income for us.

"Please come along and see for yourself the fantastic range of products we have on sale."Hindley Shop 2

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