A charity shop manager has thanked the people of Hazlemere for all their support as they get ready to celebrate their first anniversary.

The village’s Florence Nightingale branch along Park Parade opened its doors for the first time on April 28, 2023, which has seen thousands of people from High Wycombe and the surrounding areas drop off their donations and purchase items.

In that time, they have raised thousands of pounds for the cause which is based in Stoke Mandeville, with the money going to those who need hospice care.

Manager Jillian Davis told the Free Press: “The last year has been good and we’ve loved it.

Bucks Free Press: The Florence Nightingale Hospice has a branch in HazlemereThe Florence Nightingale Hospice has a branch in Hazlemere (Image: NQ)

“I can’t believe it’s been a year – it’s flown by.

“However, a lot has happened in that time which has helped raise money for the charity.

“We’ve got a lot of volunteers now and everybody is good to us which includes the customers, and we get many donations.

“The people of Hazelmere have been very generous and we've loved every minute of the last 12 months."

The branch currently boasts a fine range of clothes, toys and accessories, but also offers something different to most second-hand stores.

The relatively new store also has a dedicated room for the charity’s Bereavement Listening service, where residents can meet with the Volunteer Bereavement Listeners for support.

Bucks Free Press: A sign that's currently outside their storeA sign that's currently outside their store (Image: NQ)

This is located in the upstairs section of the establishment, where those in need of help can see all the items that are currently in stock.

She continued: “We just need to make money for those who are in hospice care as we want to help and it’s incredibly important.

“We’ve seen some incredible items come through which include a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes which were sold for £150.

“It was brilliant to say that the money goes to help those who need it, and we can’t thank people enough who come in and donate their items to us.

“People are so kind and know where the money is going as it’s local.

“It’s going to Stoke Mandeville which is a local hospice.

“We from clothes to toys to brick aback to jewellery to accessories.

“We want to give items a new home as it’ll help local people who need hospice care.”

For more information about the Florence Nightingale Hospice, go to fnhospice.org.uk.