Platt Bridge shop re-opened by patient

21 March 2017

One of our patients has performed the official re-opening of our shop in Platt Bridge.

Platt Bridge shop re-opened by patient

Viv Walton, 70, from Ashton cut the ribbon at the shop on Thursday, March 16th, when she spoke of how the Hospice has helped to improve her quality of life before a crowd of shoppers.

The shop on Warrington Road in Platt Bridge now boasts a floorspace more than twice the size after it was extended into a former warehouse at the rear.

Viv, 70, from Ashton said: "I'm really impressed with the shop. It's spacious, it's not cluttered and there's plenty of room for wandering around.
"I was delighted to be asked to open the shop because the Hospice has been so helpful. I was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012 then went into remission but it came back in 2015 and since then I've been helped by Hospice In Your Home. I've also been into the Hospice for physiotherapy and complementary therapy which have helped me get back on my feet again. I wouldn't have been able to come to the shop before but now I can get out and about."

Viv was joined by her daughter Diane Walton and Kath Fairhurst, a volunteer who regularly visits Viv as a part of the Hospice's befriending service, Hospice In Your Home Volunteers.

Head of Income Generation at the Hospice, Kate Gaynor, said: "We were really happy that Viv could join us and so grateful to her for performing the official opening.
"Unlike our traditional shops, Platt Bridge is our first outlet store, which means that there are a lot more goods packed into the space and lots more bargains to seek out!

Shoppers can buy clothes, children's toys, books, DVDs, furniture, collectables and more.


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