A NEW shop near Hereford that has its own café has been unveiled ahead of its opening.

The 50,000 square foot community hub at Whitestone Business Park is St Michael's Hospice's largest site yet, and comes complete with a donation and upcycling centre. 

As part of its 'love your local hospice campaign', the charity is reaching out to the community for support to ensure the new shop becomes a welcoming and thriving addition to our community.

It is therefore holding community days on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 so supporters and locals can preview it and help bring the shop to life.  


Refreshments and all necessary materials will be provided; however, any business, organisation or individual who is willing to help is encouraged to get in touch. 

"Whether you're handy with a hammer, skilled with a roller, or simply love making tea, your contribution is invaluable," said a St Michael's Hospice spokesperson.

"We've made significant progress, but the support of the community is crucial to get the Whitestone Shop up and running promptly, especially following the recent closure of our Holmer Road shop.

"If you're a crafter or upcycler, your expertise is also needed. Join us in giving donated furniture and items a fresh lease of life, ensuring they're ready for sale in our new shop."

St Michael's Hospice will also be opening a new shop in Hereford city centre. 

Situated in the former Iceland premises in Eign Gate, the shop will offer over 14,000 square feet of shopping space where customers can browse pre-loved clothing, children’s toys and equipment, homeware, books, music, and more.