BUSINESS is booming as St Luke’s Hospice launches its tenth charity shop.
The shop in Bellhouse Road, Firth Park, was officially opened by Firth Park councillor and St Luke’s supporter Alan Law and Pauline Dickson, who was one of the driving forces behind the development of the original St Luke’s shops in the 1980s.
Queues formed long before the ribbon was cut and business has been busy ever since.
“We have been overwhelmed by the response,” said St Luke’s retail development manager Darren Sterling.
“Our opening day was amazing and the pace hasn’t let up since - shoppers in Firth Park clearly like a bargain and we have plenty for them.
“Our shops form a vital part of our campaign to raise the £4 million we need annually just to keep the hospice open.”