Mr Mohindra visited the ReLoved Boutique on High Street in Berkhamsted which is one of our successful boutiques stocking an array of high-end and designer men’s, ladies and children’s wear. During the visit he spent time getting to know the staff and volunteers, learning more about the operations of the shop and even browsing the shelves to see what items were available during the busy run up to Christmas.
The visit was inspired by Hospice UK’s national initiative to encourage MPs across the country to visit their local hospice care provider. The theme of the initiative – ‘We Are Hospice Care’ – sheds light on the people who make up a hospice, celebrating the breadth, diversity and excellence of the hospice workforce. From clinical staff to bereavement counsellors, kitchen staff to shop volunteers, the people who make up a hospice are what makes hospice care so special.
Area Manager, Alison Jones, said:
“It was a pleasure to welcome Gagan Mohindra to the shop and show him how everything works. The work that staff and volunteers do in our 32 High St shops around Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire is invaluable to the running of the charity. Our retail operation generates crucial funds for the charity and we couldn’t provide all the services we offer to local patients without this vital contribution.”
Gagan Mohindra MP added:
“Rennie Grove Peace Hospice is a fantastic local charity and one that I’m always keen to support. It was great to spend time chatting to the team in the shop about how their work supports the care that is provided to people in our local area who are living with a life-limiting illness.”