Royal Trinity Hospice has appointed Andrew Adair as its new Director of Retail. Andrew has over 17 years’ experience in retail at national charities, most recently as Director of Retail at Scope.

The cause of hospice care is close to Andrew’s heart and he was looking for a job in a hospice when the role at Trinity came up. “After having a lot of success working for two big national charities, I wanted to work for an organisation that felt more like a family. Royal Trinity Hospice stood out to me because of its strong brand, vision and the positive difference it makes to people’s lives. Over the past 125 years it has provided unparalleled excellence in its end of life care and I wanted to be a part of the next exciting chapter in this much loved charity’s history.”

My ambition is for Royal Trinity Hospice to be the best charity retailer in London. We are blessed with a fantastic cause, and great donations but it’s working with the amazing staff and volunteers which excites me the most. It’s going to be a lot of work but with passionate people with the right attitude, I’m confident we can achieve anything.”

Andrew has had a busy couple of months since he joined at the end of February. He has since appointed a new Head of Retail and this week Trinity opens a new shop in Waterloo. The shops also have exciting plans for Dying Matters Week this year, with each shop dedicating its window display to a tree where the local community can leave messages for loved ones who have died.

Dallas Pounds, Chief Executive of Royal Trinity Hospice, said “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to Trinity. His passion for the cause, ambition and wealth of experience really made him stand out at interview. Retail is crucial to helping us achieve our strategy; not only by providing vital funds but also by helping us achieve our vision of improving our communities’ relationship with death and dying. I’m confident under Andrew’s direction we will achieve great things and I look forward to working with him.”

Trinity has 25 charity shops across central and southwest London. To find your local shop, click here.