Rockinghorse Children's Charity to close store
PUBLISHED: 16:28 29 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:08 20 February 2013
The charity has decided to close its Hove shop after two and a half years.
Rockinghorse Childrens Charity is closing its shop on George Street in Hove. After two and a half years the Brighton-based charity made the decision to close the store due to rising costs.
Claire Ross-Baker, Rockinghorses Chief Executive, explained the decision: The lease for our Hove store is coming up for renewal shortly and due to the increasing costs of running a shop, weve decided to invest in other areas of fundraising where we can generate more income to support vital services for sick children in Sussex.
She thanked the shop managers and all the volunteers who had given up their time, as well as everybody who had donated goods to be sold in the store.
The shop will be open until the end of March and the charity hopes people will keep shopping there to continue raising much-needed funds for the Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital and other local hospitals. All donations which have been given to the shop for sale are to be sold before the end of the month and the proceeds will go towards Rockinghorses valuable work.
Claire added: Were confident that this is the right decision for the charity, but well still be sad to see it go.
People can continue to support Rockinghorse by selling their unwanted goods on eBay or at a car-boot sale and donating the money to the charity or recycling old mobile phones. For more information call Rockinghorse on 01273 330044 or visit www.rockinghorse.org.uk