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Coronavirus: Saint Michael’s Hospice shops to start re-opening from July

Coronavirus: Saint Michael’s Hospice shops to start re-opening from July

Published by Harry Long at 4:48pm 11th June 2020. (Updated at 10:01am 12th June 2020)

St Michael’s Hospice says its shops will start to re-open from early July.  

  • St Michael’s Hospice shops will start to re-open from early July.  
  • They've been closed because of coronavirus.  
  • The charity is asking supporters to keep donations safe at home for the time being.

The charity, which has 11 shops across the Harrogate district, closed them in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.

St Michael’s supports people who are living with terminal illness.  

The charity says it is "carefully considering all aspects of their plan - including new government measures and guidelines on social distancing and hygiene; and is committed to putting their customers, volunteers and staff at the very heart of this decision making." 

Further updates on the specific locations as well as guidance around how donations will work will be provided over the coming weeks.  

Chief Executive of Saint Michael’s Hospice Tony Collins said:  

“We would like to thank everyone who has been in touch to let us know how much they miss our shops, to our volunteers and staff,  and to everyone who is kindly holding on to their donations at home.

“As always the wellbeing of our supporters and shop teams is our priority. We are working hard behind the scenes to adjust to the new requirements and are looking forward to being able to welcome you back soon.”

The charity also stopped donations and collection services, and supporters are being asked to keep donations safe at home for the time being