Grand opening after charity shop makeover

Treetops hospice book shop opens on victoria street, Eastwood, opend by the Mayor cllr Brian Griffin.
Treetops hospice book shop opens on victoria street, Eastwood, opend by the Mayor cllr Brian Griffin.

A CHARITY shop in Eastwood re-opened last week after an interior makeover.

Town Mayor Cllr Brian Griffin cut the ribbon and celebrated the opening with shop workers, customers and local business owners.

The Treetops Hospice bookshop in Victoria Street was re-painted, fitted with new carpets and had all of the bookshelves re-varnished.

Shop volunteers put a buffet and a raffle on for the event last Friday, and invited staff over from the hospice itself, based in Risley.

Sara McLuckie, retail manager at Treetops Hospice, said: “Eastwood’s volunteer shop leader, Barbara, has done a brilliant job organising the shop clearance to allow the work to be done and setting it up again for opening. She has put in many hours of her own time and, with help from the Eastwood volunteer team, made a smart, warm and welcoming environment for the customers.”

Treetops Hospice has 11 charity shops in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire selling books. There is also a coffee bar at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The shop is open between 10am and 4pm during the week and 10am and 3pm on Saturdays.