A BRAND new Thames Hospice is opening in Caversham this week and the community is invited to the launch.

The shop, on Church Street, will open on Friday September 20 at noon and the community is invited to join staff to cut the ribbon and celebrate the grand opening of its latest shop.

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The new store will offer customers an excellent shopping experience, selling an extensive range of pre-loved womenswear and accessories, a dedicated men’s department complete with books and media, and a fun department for children with toys, games and clothing.

There will also be a selection of pre-owned homeware, gifts and a beautiful range of new goods.

Julie Rowley, Director of Retail at Thames Hospice, said: “We can’t wait to welcome customers to our new store in the heart of Caversham’s shopping centre.

"Our neighbouring shop in Henley has been hugely successful and we hope customers will love our new look store with an extensive range of products.

"This new store adds to our growing portfolio of shops, enabling us to generate further income so we can continue to care for more patients and their families.”

At the official launch day customers will be able to soak up the celebratory atmosphere with fizz, refreshments and a slice or two of cake, whilst browsing for bargains in the new store.

After Friday September 20, normal trading hours of Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm will apply.