Cannock’s homeowners, nest-builders and budding interior designers will be able to bag a real bargain this month as the St Giles Hospice Home and Furniture shop in the town celebrates its fifth anniversary.
The specialist store will offer customers a ten per cent discount on all goods on Tuesday, 23rd July, as it marks five years of raising money to support the charity’s important work in the community.
The Walsall Road shop opened in 2014 and has been funding St Giles ever since.
The shop sells a wide range of furniture to suit all tastes and budgets, as well as household items, bric-a-brac, DVDs, books and small electrical goods.
Shop manager Harriette Walters said: “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate with our customers by offering this 10 per cent discount day next Tuesday – it’s the loyalty of our local supporters and customers that has made the shop such a success, and we hope the discount will attract new shoppers too.
“We’re in a great location and we’ve got a big car park which makes it easy to buy furniture, and we have new stock coming in almost every day.
“We really do have something for everyone, with three-piece suites, bedroom furniture, antiques, vintage and retro furniture. We have big names like Next and Laura Ashley alongside other brands, and everything we sell is top quality and competitively priced – we’re a one-stop-shop for all your furniture and homeware needs.”
Harriette said the shop had enjoyed the support of local people from the start thanks to the friendly staff and the enormous goodwill people have for the hospice’s work.
“We get so many people coming in to the store to buy because they have a family story about how St Giles has helped them,” she added. “People are so supportive – both by being our customers or by offering to volunteer.
“We’d love to hear from anybody who would like to help out at our shop in the future. You don’t need special skills and we will give any training needed – you can work the till, put out the bric-a-brac or dust and polish the furniture, and you can work as little or as often as you’d like.
“Volunteering offers people a great way to discover new skills, gain work experience and learn how to interact effectively with customers. It’s also a wonderful way to meet people, find new friends and make a real difference in the local community.”
Head of Retail at St Giles Hospice, Lynwen Truesdale, said that every sale made at the Cannock shop helped the charity to meet the £9m it needed to raise each year to fund the services it offers to patients, carers and families throughout the region.
She said: “People in Cannock have been so welcoming and supportive of St Giles since our shop opened and we are extremely grateful. We have been thrilled to see it thrive as our shops give us such an important link between St Giles and the local community which we serve.”