New ‘pre-loved’ store in Berkhamsted for hospice

A good cause hopes its new ‘pre-loved’ furniture shop will pull in enough cash to open an extra two beds at its hospice.

Returned to Glory - a new Hospice of St Francis shop in Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted -was officially opened by the town’s mayor Ron Cowie today (Friday).

Mayor of Berkhamsted Ron Cowie opened the new Hospice of St Francis shop Returned to Glory.

Mayor of Berkhamsted Ron Cowie opened the new Hospice of St Francis shop Returned to Glory.

Charity director Doctor Ros Taylor said: “There really is something for everyone and it is a really exciting initiative.”

The Northchurch-based hospice currently has 12 beds and needs to raise an extra £174,000 each year to open and maintain an extra two. It would mean nurses could care for another 60 patients annually.

Last year the good cause looked after 900 people - of these 300 were inpatients and 600 were cared for in their own homes.