Royal Trinity Hospice celebrated the opening of its first menswear charity shop in Kensington last week, with an exclusive event for staff and volunteers. The opening was marked by a touching speech from the Mayor of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, a loyal supporter of Trinity who attended the event alongside his wife.

Since opening in December last year, the shop has attracted customers ranging from teenagers to elderly gentlemen. About 50% of the stock in the store is brand new, having been donated from companies and there have been a number of designer labels donated to the store as well. Some more unique donations have included a collection of hats and a military uniform.

Debbie Woodall, Shop Manager, said "We are thrilled that Royal Trinity Hospice has responded to the demand for a dedicated men's charity shop. It is fantastic to have the Mayor behind our charity and so supportive of the new menswear shop in Kensington. It meant a lot that he was able to attend our official shop opening to mark the occasion.”

The menswear shop is one of 25 charity shops owned by Trinity including clothing, furniture and book stores. All our shops rely on a team of dedicated volunteers but Trinity is always on the lookout for more people to help out. So if you think you could spare a few hours to volunteer in store then please check out the website www.royaltrinityhospice.london to see a full list of volunteering opportunities.