Deputy Prime Minister urges support for shop

Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg
Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg
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More bargains than ever before - that’s the promise from St Luke’s Hospice with the re-opening of its Crookes store.

Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Vickie Priestley cut the ribbon as shoppers queued to be the first to spot a great deal at the charity’s flagship store following a major refit.

As part of the refurbishment, St Luke’s has also taken over a neighbouring shop, which is now the hospice’s first furniture store.

Retail Development Manager Darren Sterling said: “We believe this is not only the biggest charity shop in Sheffield but also in the whole of Yorkshire and regular customers will be delighted to discover we have space for more bargains than ever before.”

The shop was due to have been opened by Deputy PM and Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg, but he was detained in Westminster in the wake of the Woolwich outrage.

He did send a message of support, saying: “While I was delighted to recently announce a grant of £850,000 for St Luke’s, the hospice still depends on the income it receives from stores like the one in Crookes. I would urge locals to come and see for themselves all the things on offer.”