PR: St Luke’s North Prospect shop opens in new neighbourhood


St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth has cut the ribbon on a new shop in the heart of a city neighbourhood where the charity has never had a retail outlet before.

Manager Leah Clark and shop assistant Tash Donovan were joined by volunteers, customers and well-wishers to celebrate the opening of the new premises in Plymouth’s North Prospect on Thursday (30 November).

The shop has taken over a space in The Beacon, a Plymouth Community Homes neighbourhood hub that already houses the local library, a café, office space, the LARK Children’s Centre and a Costcutter convenience store, as well as a space that can be hired for meetings and community events and three floors of residential accommodation. Commercial Property Surveyor from Plymouth Community Homes, Beth Valentine was on hand to cut the ribbon.

Nicola Kingston, Interim Head of Income, Commercial and Homeownership at Plymouth Community Homes said: “It is really exciting to be joined by an organisation whose core values align so closely with PCH, which will continue to grow the offering to our residents and community in North Prospect.

“We are excited to welcome St Luke’s to The Beacon, and they will no doubt be a popular and welcome addition to the local community and beyond.”

Part of the parade on North Prospect Road, St Luke’s shop is selling pre-loved clothing for women, men and children, shoes and accessories, jewellery, soft furnishings, household items and bric-a-brac, and accepting donated items.

“Connecting with local people and communities is central to everything we do at St Luke’s, so it’s a real thrill to move into North Prospect, especially as part of an established neighbourhood environment like The Beacon,” said John Saunders, St Luke’s Area Retail Manager. “I know our care teams are often out and about in North Prospect, visiting patients and their families, so it seems appropriate that we now have a shop here in the heart of the community, and we hope it will be well supported.

“People can rest assured that when they purchase good quality used clothing, household goods and other items from our shop, they will be helping to fund the compassionate care our amazing nursing teams provide at home, in hospital and at our specialist unit at Turnchapel.”

Run by staff and volunteers, the North Prospect shop is open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4.30pm. There is a parking area at the back of the building if anyone has a large number of items to donate at one time. Please enquire in the store.

Meet new friends, gain new skills – we are also currently looking for volunteers for this new shop. Could you spare a few hours? Get in touch.