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Wishaw charity shop celebrates 20 years serving the community

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Volunteers at a Wishaw charity shop have celebrated 20 years of serving the community.The team at the St Andrew’s Hospice store in the town's Main Street enjoyed the celebrations with many of their loyal customers.Store manager Sharron Neill was delighted to welcome a whole host of dignitaries including the hospice’s chief executive Joy Farquharson.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Sharron said: “It was fantastic to see so many people turn out for us.“We had cake, sandwiches and it was a pleasure to welcome our chief executive Joy on the day.“Our customers were fantastic as well and we got so many gifts such as flowers and Prosecco.”The hard-working volunteers of the store were also recognised.Several members of the hospice team - Nancy Robertson, Nancy Ross, Joyce Brown, Jane Devine, Liz Hunter and Phyllis Brooks - were recognised for over five years of service to the organisation.Sharron said: “These people are the lifeblood of our wee shop.“They have so much experience and it makes our shop what it is.“The hospice needs £100,000 per week for palliative care just to keep going and we are proud to play our part in keeping that going.”The Wishaw team also smashed through the £2,000 mark thanks to their sponsored twist event in store in a bid to raise enough money to buy a new van for the hospice.T

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