Cllr Peter Hitchman cutting the ribbon

The ribbon has been cut on a Lichfield shop after a refurbishment was completed.

Cllr Peter Hitchman cutting the ribbon
Cllr Peter Hitchman cutting the ribbon

The Acorns Children’s Hospice store has been given a fresh look inside during the two week project.

It was officially reopened by Deputy Mayor Cllr Peter Hitchman.

Shop manager Gloria Montford said: “It’s very exciting to finally allow shoppers in to see the new look.

“We rely on the income from our network of shops to provide the care children need so it’s really important to make them inviting places to shop.”

The charity hopes the new look will help boost sales in the store, which help to cover the £10million a year needed to run hospices and care services.

Val Hammond, head of retail for Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “As a major contributor to Acorns income, it’s crucial we strive to maintain the high standard of our charity shops for customers.

“The revamp of our Lichfield shop will enhance the retail experience and ensure that we can continue raising vital funds towards the care and support of those in need across the region.”

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