Stephen Mosley, Member of Parliament for The City of Chester, has praised local volunteers after visiting the Hope House Hospice charity shop on Frodsham Street in Chester city centre.
Stephen visited the Chester store to meet with members of staff and the volunteers who help to run the shop. The store has recently undergone a major refurbishment, making it more appealing to Chester’s shoppers.
Stephen also heard volunteers’ concerns regarding recent flooding in Frodsham Street, following the heavy rainfall. Staff were forced to close the shop after water flowed from the street onto the recently refurbished shop-floor. Stephen is taking the matter up with Cheshire West & Chester to see if remedial work can be undertaken to address the problem.
Commenting on his visit, Stephen Mosley MP said:
“This is a great example of the Big Society in action, and the volunteers who give up their time for this great cause rightly deserve praise. I was pleased to be able to visit the Chester store and to take up their case with our local council”.
Hope House Charity Shop is run largely by volunteers, in order to raise funds for the charity which provides respite care to terminally ill children. Hope House is based in Oswestry and requires over £4 million each year to provide its services to children at its two hospices. More information can be found at: http://www.hopehouse.org.uk/