COLFC player, Allen Weston, cut the ribbon and officially opened the brand new St. Joseph’s Hospice furniture shop on Warbreck Moor, near Aintree, today (Thursday 9 March).
Allen, who’s currently playing his first season with City of Liverpool FC, performed the official opening on behalf of all the patients and their families at the Thornton-based hospice.
The Warbreck shop is the hospice’s second furniture shop which means it now has the facility to accept more donations and sell a much higher volume of good quality furniture.
The shop is in a prime location on the main road and has drop off space straight in front of the shop so it couldn’t be easier for people to drop off their goods.
Allen said: "I was super proud to be invited to open the hospice’s brand new furniture shop in Warbreck Moor. The hospice is an incredible place which provides such a high level of care for its patients. Opening this new shop will mean the hospice can accept even more furniture donations and therefore raise even more money so that it can continue to care for patients long into the future.”
Jo Rigby-Clare, St. Joseph’s Hospice Retail Manager, said: "We were delighted that Allen was able to join us to do the honours and officially open our brand new shop in Warbreck.
“To keep both our furniture shops fully stocked, we are on the lookout for a wide range of furniture and household goods, from tables and chairs to beds, cupboards and sofas as well as lamps and soft furnishings*.
“We also offer house clearances and furniture collections free of charge so you don’t have to lift a finger.
"Please come along and see for yourself the fantastic range of furniture we have on sale in Warbreck and let us know what you think of our brand new shop."
If you’d like to arrange a house-clearance or furniture collection, call the Warbreck shop on 0151 525 3072 or the Kensington shop on 0151 260 6685.
* Please note: Sofas, mattresses and any upholstered items must have a fire label sewn in which meets the British Standards Specification for Fire Safety. These goods must also be in a good, clean condition with no rips, tears or stains.