Hospice launch pre-loved boutique

Lindsey Lodge Hospice Retail Manager Sue Sumner (left) is pictured with Chief Executive Karen Griffiths at the new Lindsey's boutique in Messingham.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice Retail Manager Sue Sumner (left) is pictured with Chief Executive Karen Griffiths at the new Lindsey's boutique in Messingham.

Women with a passion for fashion will soon be able to visit a brand new boutique with a difference in a North Lincolnshire village.

Lindsey Lodge Hospice opened its first Lindsey’s fashion boutique at 14 High Street, Messingham selling exclusive pre-loved high street and designer brands – all at a fraction of the original price.

Lindsey Lodge Retail Manager Sue Sumner said: “We’re delighted to be opening our first boutique in Messingham.

“We already have a fantastic level of support in the village for our fundraising activities, so this is the perfect place to launch our new Lindsey’s brand.”

The charity-run Hospice provides specialist care to people with progressive life-limiting illness, and supports their family and carers during illness and into bereavement.

It receives only 17 per cent funding each year from the NHS and its ten retail outlets in Ashby, Brigg, Barton, Epworth, Scunthorpe and tea room in Scotter generate a significant contribution to its £3.3 million annual running costs.

The boutique will be run by a member of the Lindsey Lodge Hospice retail team, who will be supported by volunteers.

It will be open Tuesday to Saturday, between 9.30am and 4.30pm, and people looking for a specific outfit or dress for a special occasion will be able to make an appointment for a personal shopping experience.

The team will also be happy to receive donations on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings.

Sue said: “The retail sector is changing and charity shops are no different, so we must adapt to meet ever changing consumer tastes and habits.

“From bargain pop-up shops to traditional charity shops, to shops dedicated just to books – people want variety.

“There’s also demand for a more exclusive boutique experience offering high quality pre-loved clothes and Lindsey’s promises to do just that.”

She added: “We hope people will come along to support us and see what a fantastic selection of outfits for all occasions we have on offer.”

There is free car parking for an hour at the front of the shop, as well as a car park behind the health centre and library across the road.