New Charity Shop opens to support people in the Fenlands

  • 27 June 2024

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Group of adults and a life sized bear in a group

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s newest retail opportunity has now opened in the Fenlands. The shop, at 20 Broad Street, in March, joins the five Arthur Rank Hospice Charity shops in Cambridge and the surrounding area, in addition to the Charity’s Retail Hub and Retail Outlet in Pampisford.

The dedicated staff and volunteer team look forward to welcoming new customers, seven days a week, whilst browsing for a bargain. The shop has a new stock of good quality women’s and children’s clothes, menswear, select designer clothing, bric-a-brac, books and media. It is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am-4pm on Sundays.

All proceeds from the shop will go to support people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition and those who need end of life care. Services are provided free of charge to the patient and their families, at the Alan Hudson Centre in Wisbech, in their own homes in the Community or at the Hospice in Cambridge.

Nurse and female in a shop
Carol West and Emma Bratby, Hospice at Home Matron

Customers were queuing at the door as the ribbon was cut by Carol West, to officially open the new store, at 10.30am on Thursday 20 June 2024.

Carol’s husband, George West, was cared for by the Hospice at Home team before he died in October last year. Carol explained the difference the team had made to her and her husband of nearly 60 years:

“They were wonderful. Because of them, during the last two weeks George was alive, I could stop being a Carer and become a wife again. I could just be with him.”

Life sized bear and child and female

Health Care Assistants, Leah Turner and Kerri Stukins, who cared for George and supported Carol, were at the opening along with Arthur Bear!

Carol continued:

“I am now volunteering at the shop and have been helping to get it ready, as I want to give back to the Charity who really helped me and George.”


If you would like to volunteer at any of our shops please visit arhc.org.uk/volunteer or if you have any pre-loved items you would like to donate, please pop into the shop or telephone 01354 577001.