A POPULAR Hereford charity shop has permanently closed after over a decade in the city.

St Michael’s Hospice’s home and living charity shop in Holmer Road closed its doors on January 6 after announcing that the lease on the shop was coming to an end last year.

Since opening in 2013, the Holmer Road Home and Living shop has been a key part of the Hospice’s retail portfolio, helping raise a significant amount of funds to enable St Michael’s to continue providing its palliative and end-of-life care across the community.


“The final day of trading at Holmer Road today marked the end of an era,” said Rachel Jones, the Hospice’s Income Generation, Marketing and Communications Director.

“I would like to thank the incredible team of staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the store since it opened in 2013 and for an amazing job in clearing the site. The Holmer Road shop has been one of our most profitable stores, helping hundreds of patients and families each year, thanks to the support of customers and donors.

“Although a sad day in many ways, it’s an exciting time as we now plan for the opening of a new town centre site in the ex-Iceland site, due to open in February, and our new donation and distribution centre, superstore and coffee and juice bar at Whitestone Business Park to be fully open by the Spring.  In the meantime, Whitecross Road Home and Living Store now accepts donations Monday to Saturday and has plenty of great stock on offer.”