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Local actor, Susan Lynch, performed the official opening of Longfield Community Hospices new furniture shop and warehouse this week, cutting the ribbon in front of staff, volunteers and representatives from the local press. Pictured here with Laura Owen, Head of Retail at Longfield, and Ian Cherry, Director of Operations. Photo by Matt Bigwood, Stroud Times.

Local actor, Susan Lynch, joined hospice staff, volunteers and representatives from the local press to celebrate the opening of Longfields new furniture shop and warehouse in Thrupp this week.

The new premises feature a furniture showroom which will be open to the public, a donation hub, a large warehouse storage area for stock, and ample parking. The upstairs mezzanine area also houses the hospices growing E-commerce team.

Laura Owen, Head of Retail, has spent the last four months organising the transformation of the new premises on the Kingfisher business park. She said:

“Were so excited to have officially opened our warehouse after months of planning, and were especially delighted that Susan has come to cut the ribbon for us.

The new warehouse will transform Longfields retail operations. Located just off the London Road outside Stroud, its easily accessible so locals can drop off their donations in bulk, plus weve got a fantastic furniture showroom where customers can browse and try before they buy. Do come along and see it for yourselves were really proud of how its turned out!”

The hospice, based in Minchinhampton, has 18 charity shops across the county selling a range of items including clothes, books, toys and bric-a-brac.

Dursley-based actor, Susan Lynch, was keen to offer her support to the hospice for the second time, having helped raise the profile of the hospices popular Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme in December. She said:

“I’m really touched to be asked to open this fantastic facility in Thrupp. I urge people to pop in and donate furniture they no longer need and also pick up anything at an affordable rate, which in turn will help support the wonderful service the staff provide at Longfield Hospice, where they help care and support more than 2,500 people across Gloucestershire for free in such difficult times for patients and their families.”

Longfield is also seeking volunteers to help in the warehouse and assist in the running of the furniture shop and donation hub.

For further details on these roles, where to find Longfields new warehouse, and how to donate items visit longfield.org.uk/shops Find out more about your local hospice at www.longfield.org.uk.

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