Local hospice charity shop thanks keyworkers with Rainbow window display

Volunteers at a Havens Hospices shop have brightened up a street in Shoebury with a rainbow themed display thanking all keyworkers and frontline staff who have worked tirelessly during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The charity shop located in West Road, Shoebury has showcased its multi-coloured stock to create a rainbow themed display – with the rainbow being a symbol of hope and appreciation for keyworkers and frontline care and NHS staff.

Marisa Fiore, a Shop Volunteer who created the display said: “I wanted to do a rainbow themed display to cheer up those suffering through the isolation of Coronavirus and to symbolise the sun emerging amid a rainy backdrop. The window hopefully shows recognition to our amazing key workers and hardworking community members, as well as serving a reminder to keep positive.”

All 23 of Havens Hospices’ shops reopened last month after nearly three months of closure with additional safety measures in place so its customers can shop for quality preloved items safely.

The charity which provides palliative care and support to adults and children across Essex, received an incredible 5,500 bags of clothes, toys and books within its first week of accepting donations – up by 89% compared to the week before it had to close on 23rd March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

With the charity’s major fundraising events for this year being cancelled and postponed, the shops are now providing a vital source of income.

Havens Hospices’ shops have a huge range of good quality preloved items ranging from all types of clothing, shoes, books, DVD’s and CD’s, bric-a-brac, toys and games. The charity is also grateful for any saleable items people can donate to their charity shops.  To locate your nearest shop visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/charityshops.

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Rainbow themed shop window at Havens Hospices' Shoebury shop