Cromwell Shop Closes Doors
Over the last few years, we have been looking for a new retail space for our Cromwell Hospice Shop which had to shift this February. Sadly we were unsuccessful in our mission and at the end of 2021 we made the difficult decision to shut the shop at the end of January.
Retail Development Manager Cat Callanan says while it had been a heart-breaking decision, the current rental environment in Central Otago made it untenable, and now the focus will be on ensuring our large shop in Alexandra makes up the income loss.
Cat, who set the Cromwell Hospice Shop up in 2013 says the shop has been a good little earner for over nine years.
“We want to thank our volunteers for their incredible contribution to the Cromwell Hospice Shop, our wonderful shop manager Charmaine and the amazingly generous community, which has enabled us to run the shop and make a valuable contribution (Over $337,000 over nine years) to our growing Hospice team in Central Otago.
“We will continue to look for opportunities in Cromwell and the surrounding area as this region is very important to the Hospice, with patient numbers in Central Otago continuing to grow.
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