Shaftesbury has a new Boutique store on its wonderfully old-fashioned High Street. The Julia’s House boutique has taken up residence side by side with the Towns refreshing mix of individual shops, and popular weekly market.
This charming boutique has been well presented with good lighting eye-catching displays and I am sure will be a great success.
NEW JULIA’S HOUSE SHAFTESBURY SHOP IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Julia’s House children’s hospice has celebrated the opening of its tenth charity shop in Dorset, which is located in the High Street, Shaftesbury. The shop was officially opened by Julia’s House Chief Executive Martin Edwards and a family whose young daughter Willow is supported by the charity. Willow was assisted to perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Natasha Valentine, the daughter of charity founder Julia Perks.
Providing support to the families of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, Julia’s House offers a bespoke service wherever care is most needed – in the home, in the community or at their hospices in Corfe Mullen and Devizes.
“I can’t reiterate enough just how supportive Julia’s House has been,” explains Emily, mum to Willow. “We live quite far from the hospices so receive regular respite community care instead. It saves us making a big journey with Willow and makes a huge difference to us as a family.”
The Shaftesbury shop will be open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm and will feature a wide range of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, as well as bric-a-brac, toys, and homeware. Julia’s House shops are known for their distinct ‘boutique’ style and have played a part in transforming the look and feel of charity shops locally.
“It’s fantastic to be able to open the doors on our new Shaftesbury shop,” says Tracy Stanley, Retail Manager for Julia’s House. “We’d like to welcome everyone to pop in, have a browse and maybe snap up some of the wonderful items we have on sale.”
The new shop is looking for donations of good quality smaller items but can also arrange to collect larger items including furniture and electrical goods. Funds raised from shop sales will go towards supporting families like Willow’s.
There are roles available at the Shaftesbury shop for anybody who would like to volunteer their time to help out for a few hours a week. For more information please enquire in store or contact Liz Froud on 01202 644220.
27 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8JE