Mayor opens brand new Florence Nightingale shop

Allison Harrison, Clive Gilbert and Phill Moody
Allison Harrison, Clive Gilbert and Phill Moody

A brand new showroom was unveilled for the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Allison Harrison, Mayor of Aylesbury opened the Chamberlain Road store on Saturday.

And eager supporters wasted no time in grabbing a bargain, buying up £2,641 of furniture on the opening day.

Mrs Harrison said: “It’s my provilege to officially open Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s new furniture showroom.

“As some of you may know, I have a personal reason for supporting this wonderful cause and am very much looking forward to taking a look..

The charity already has six traditional charity shops in Aylesbury, Wendover, Winslow, Chinnor, Leighton Buzzard and Thame, as well as an eBay shop.

A nother retail outlet is set to open in Haddenham in the near future.

Head of retail for the charity Phil Moody, said: “On behalf of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, I must thank Allison for taking the time to open our new store alongside trustee Clive Gilbert.

“A huge thank you to all our volunteers and my retail team, who have worked extremely hard to make this happen and get the showroom looking good for opening.”

And Mr Moody issued an appeal to anyone who may have donations for the new shop.

He said: “We are now in need of further donations.

“We’re ideally looking for three-piece suites, beds, dining room furniture, chairs and white goods.

“If you are having a clear out or are moving house, please give our showroom team a call, alternatively simply bring your furniture donations to the store and our showroom team can lend a helping hand.”

To speak to the showroom team about donations call 01296 393963.