Hospice help in store

Grand Opening: Former MP Edwina Currie was the special guest at the opening of the new Blythe House Hospice charity shop in Whaley Bridge.

Grand Opening: Former MP Edwina Currie was the special guest at the opening of the new Blythe House Hospice charity shop in Whaley Bridge.

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Former MP Edwina Currie gave her support to Blythe House Hospice by opening their new department store in Whaley Bridge.

A long-term supporter of hospice work, she joined hospice staff, shop volunteers, and members of the public at the new store on Wednesday.

Grand Opening: Staff and volunteers pictured at the official opening the new Blythe House Hospice charity shop in Whaley Bridge.

Grand Opening: Staff and volunteers pictured at the official opening the new Blythe House Hospice charity shop in Whaley Bridge.

Hospice Director Sheila Tyler said the new store would help raise essential funds to continue the vital work of the hospice and make a difference to hundreds of people with cancer or a life-threatening illness.

She thanked all those who provided support for the hospice in any way. Also thanked were the numerous local individuals and businesses who gave their time, energy and resources to set up the new store in record time.

Blythe House has to raise £1,500 per day from voluntary contributions and fundraising.