Miss NI cuts ribbon at NI Hospice’s revamped Finaghy shop

Miss Northern Ireland officially opens the new flagship store at Finaghy!

Miss Northern Ireland, Daria Gapska, visited Finaghy this week to officially re-open the “absolutely fabulous” NI Hospice Shop: a favourite shopping spot of locals recently upgraded with a major extension and facelift.

The revamped flagship store has seen its shop floor double in size, with customers now spoilt for choice with even more quality pre-loved goods, including shoes, fashion accessories, clothing, must-read books, bric-a-brac and more.

Daria Gapska, Miss Northern Ireland, said: “I am so pleased to re-launch this amazing Hospice shop. We are all aware of the need to be more environmentally conscious and Hospice stores provide such a fantastic way to shop sustainably, with items which have been saved from going to landfill. The wonderful range of quality pre-loved clothing and goods here is brilliant value. Shopping and donating items are such great ways to support Hospice’s vital work.


“We will be using some of the great clothes from Hospice shops for the fashion show with ACA Models at the Hinch Distillery on 11th March. We’ll be modelling some of the choice items you can find in its stores, in fact we’re spoilt for choice for bargains which we can proudly wear at the show. I can’t wait!”

Alan Kennedy, NI Hospice’s Head of Retail, said: “After being closed for the refit, we’re so excited to re-open the doors to our amazing customers. We are delighted to have Daria here as Miss NI to perform the honours of cutting the ribbon and add further glitz to some of the glamorous offerings in-store from our incredible variety of designer clothing and high street favourites.

“We’ve always had brilliant support from local people, so we’re delighted to introduce our statement shop to Finaghy and Belfast’s Lisburn Road community. The stylish, modern interior will once more prove to be an added draw to the area by enhancing the customer experience for new and existing customers.

“Most importantly, the refreshed shop will help make a huge difference to the lives of local people who need it most. Not only can you bag a bargain with every purchase, but you are also helping us to raise the much-needed funds for local families who depend on our specialist palliative care.

“In order for our Hospice stores to operate successfully, we rely on generous donations of quality, unwanted goods. If you’re having a Spring clean, please donate to NI Hospice and help us care for local people living with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.”

You can visit the NI Hospice shop in Finaghy at 124 Upper Lisburn Road, Belfast BT10 0BE. For more information about making a donation of pre-loved quality goods or becoming an Finaghy shop volunteer, call 028 9030 7898.

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