Julia’s House children’s hospice has re-opened its charity shop in Devizes following lockdown.

The shop in Maryport Street opened on Monday and will welcome customers from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Retail manager Tracy Stanley said: “We ask those making donations to drop it off at the shop before we open, between 9am and 10am only. We will only be able to take 4 bags of donations at a time per person.”

“Many of our shops only have small stock rooms and each bag has to stand for 72 hours before we can unpack it. All these changes are in place so that we can provide a safe and stress-free shopping experience for our customers, donors, staff and volunteers. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back very soon!”

Julia’s House has continued to support local children with life-limiting conditions and their families throughout the coronavirus crisis, adapting its care on a day-to-day basis to support the most vulnerable people in the community and easing the pressure on local health services. While the Government support for UK hospices has been welcomed, the likely economic downturn following the pandemic means the charity’s fundraising faces a challenging future.