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Gok Wan supports Trinity Hospice shop re-launch
Gok is a self-confessed fan of Trinity’s 21 charity shops, which bring in vital income for the hospice. He donated the signed pieces to Trinity’s shop on trendy Northcote Road, which celebrated its re-launch on Thursday 19 April, following an exciting total refurbishment.
“I was first introduced to Trinity Hospice by a friend of mine, as she was so passionate and enthusiastic about their work. I just had to find out more! I certainly wasn’t let down - they really have such a unique perspective on caring for people - understanding that the needs of each person are different.” said Gok.
The shop’s loyal supporters turned out to admire the new décor and enjoyed drinks and nibbles as they browsed Gok’s clothes and other designer labels. The shop stocks brands such as Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Juicy Couture, Amanda Wakeley and Chloe, making it popular with fashion conscious bargain hunters.
Dan Khoury, who is a regular customer at the shop spoke about what makes it so special:
“It’s all about the staff…they always remember me and greet me with a smile, which gives the shop a great atmosphere. It’s a real treasure trove – today I’ve found a silk Hugo Boss suit at a great price. The shop refit is stunning and I hope it challenges people’s idea of what a charity shop should be like.”
Everyone who makes a donation or shops in Trinity’s charity shops this year will be helping to support Trinity’s nurses in 2012 – something Gok is passionate about.
“Trinity’s nurses are at the heart of what they do as an organisation,” said Gok. “They provide expert end of life care around the clock. They provide such a caring environment and I am positive this makes a difference to all the patients and their families. Please give Trinity any support you can!”
Trinity’s nurses care for people in their own homes, and at their state-of-the-art inpatient centre in Clapham. They work to ensure that people in Trinity’s care can live their lives to the full, for whatever time they have left, in a place of their choosing.
All of this care is provided free of charge - only a third of Trinity’s funding comes from the NHS. Trinity relies on the generosity of its supporters to raise over £10 every minute in order to continue its vital work.
For more information about Trinity Hospice and a list of our shops visit www.trinityhospice.org.uk