An empty Amersham retail space is set to get a makeover after a new charity shop was announced.

The Hospice of St Francis revealed their new store named ‘Amersham Owned’ was to be based in the empty shop on 23 Woodside Road in Amersham town centre.

After opening “early summer”, the new store will offer pre-loved fashion, homeware, eco-friendly gifts, upcycled furniture, books and vinyl with sustainable living as its focus.

Sarah Coles, Director of Sustainable Trading at The Hospice of St Francis commented, “We are excited to be opening our new store in Amersham, getting to know the local community, and raising awareness of our services.

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“We will be offering customers a sustainable lifestyle that is both inspiring, affordable, and fun.

“All profits go to the hospice, so this is guilt- free shopping at its best!’

The charity’s healthcare teams, nurses and doctors give free care in communities across South Bucks to hundreds of people recovering from and living with a serious illness and to their families, including care at home and specialist support.

Tom Horsburgh, Graduate Surveyor at Sorbon Estates, said: “The amazing work that the Hospice of St Francis does makes it a perfect fit for Amersham where the store will resonate with the local community.

"The new store offers a fresh prospect for the town, enabling locals to purchase a range of sustainable products whilst giving back to the community.”

Formerly hosting a Laura Ashley Home- store, the space has been empty since 2019.