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Isabel Hospice shop in Sawbridgeworth reopened by town mayor




Sawbridgeworth’s mayor welcomed the Isabel Hospice charity shop back to the high street as it finally reopened to the public.

Cllr Annelise Furnace cut a ribbon as the Bell Street branch resumed trading after a six-month closure because of the coronavirus lockdown.

Isabel Hospice Shop, Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth. Re opening of shop after Covid lockdown.l-r: Debbie Dyball (manager) Cllr, Annelise Furnace (mayor), Denise McKendrick (volunteer). .Pic: Vikki Lince. (42611218)
Isabel Hospice Shop, Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth. Re opening of shop after Covid lockdown.l-r: Debbie Dyball (manager) Cllr, Annelise Furnace (mayor), Denise McKendrick (volunteer). .Pic: Vikki Lince. (42611218)

On performing the reopening, the mayor told staff: “I know how hard you have worked to put all the measures in place to keep customers and those working and volunteering in the shop safe and secure.”

Helen Glenister, Isabel Hospice’s chief executive, who lives in Bishop's Stortford , said: “I am delighted that our shop in Sawbridgeworth can finally reopen its doors. We have missed our customers and we can’t wait to see them.

“[Manager] Debbie [Dyball] and the team have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to get things ready and we have taken every step we can to make the shop Covid-secure, so that we can welcome back our shoppers and supporters safely.

“We rely heavily on the funds raised by our retail operation to ensure we can continue to deliver our care for free to the local community.”



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