The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield is to re-open its 13 charity shops from Monday – aiming to recoup some of the £1 million in sales lost due to a year of lockdowns.

The charity is relieved to open up its shops and has urged local people to come back and support them – safely.

Andrea Kay, trading manager at Forget Me Not, said: “It’s such a relief to finally be able to re-open our shops on April 12.

“Being closed for so long has had a huge impact on sales which, of course, has a knock-on effect on the income our shops can generate for the charity – income that is vital in helping us support local children with life-shortening conditions, their families and families living with loss.

“But just having our shops open isn’t enough. If we’re to even get near recouping the £1 million loss in shop sales caused by a year of lockdowns, we’re going to need everyone in the community to help us.

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“Whether you’re a long-term loyal customer or it’s your first time in a Forget Me Not store, please come and shop with us.

“You’ll find great quality clothes, homeware, toys, books and furniture – all at incredibly low prices. Rest assured too that we’re taken all the necessary steps to ensure our shops are Covid-safe for customers, staff and volunteers.

“All the profits from our sales help us provide vital clinical and respite care, fun activities, counselling and bereavement support – so shopping with us is a really easy way to make a huge difference to local children and families.”

Forget Me Not have shops in Almondbury, Brighouse, Cleckheaton, Hebden Bridge, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Huddersfield (Manchester Road), King Cross, Golcar, Lindley, Mirfield and Slaithwaite and Royton.

Click on this link to find your nearest Forget Me Not shop and opening hours.