Edwina Currie to open Blythe House store

The new Blythe House store at former Arcaz premises, adjoining the Mechanics' Institute

Blythe House Hospice’s new ‘department store’ in Market Street, Whaley Bridge is now open. The charity invites you to shop there at any time and especially to join the team on Leap Day, Wednesday 29 February at 2pm when former MP and government minister Edwina Currie will officially open the store.

The new store, in the former premises of Arcaz antiques, is the first charity store of its kind in the High Peak.  It features departments, such as women’s wear, men’s wear, children’s clothing, toys and accessories, bridal and occasion wear, furniture, electrical goods, home and office, and house ware.

Blythe House Hospice had five charity shops locally: Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxton, New Mills and Whaley Bridge but the two existing shops in Whaley Bridge were so successful, outgrowing their premises, that the charity has taken a shop large enough to house its first Blythe House department store.

Every year Blythe House charity shops contribute substantial funds to the Hospice to make a difference to hundreds of people with cancer or a life-threatening illness.

All shops are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 4pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am to 12.30pm.

Edwina Currie was a health minister in John Major;s Conservative government.  She was MP for South Derbyshire.  She and her husband now live in the High Peak.

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