THE retail sector of an Oswestry-based children's charity had its most successful day ever with more than £10,000 generated from sales when it reopened on Monday.

Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children's Hospices, which has a base in Oswestry, saw 13 of its shops reopen when lockdown restrictions were eased at the start of the week.

Sales exceeded £10,000, with head of retail at the charity, Angela Whelan, describing the shops being open again as a huge boost.

She said: "Having our shops open and welcoming customers and donors back is huge.

"Every day our shops have been closed they have not been able to make any money for the hospices.

"Thirteen of our shops across Shropshire, Powys, Cheshire and North Wales thankfully opened this week and on our first day of trading we had our most successful day ever, with some £10,000 passing through our tills, which is incredible."

Angela gave a special mention to customers old and new who helped to raise vital funds for the charity.

She added: "We are hugely grateful to our loyal and new customers and also to all our donors. Your generosity means Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children's Hospices can continue to be here for the seriously ill children that needs us.

"If you would like to make a donation to one our shops then we are accepting, we just ask that you give us a quick call ahead of your visit so we can expect you."

The Hope House Oswestry store, in English Walls, is open from 9.30am until 4.45pm from Monday to Saturday, and between 11am and 4pm on Sundays.

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