Lung cancer charity opens Wilmslow shop


A new charity shop opened its doors on Church Street on Thursday, 3rd December.

Councillor Keith Purdom, Chairman of Wilmslow Town Council attended the opening of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation shop, along with their Chief Executive Paula Chadwick.

He said "I am delighted to be here to represent Wilmslow Town Council and to send a very warm welcome to Wilmslow to The Roy Castle Charity Shop. We are delighted that you have chosen Wilmslow for your latest retail venture and we are also delighted to see another big retail unit occupied with a high quality tenant and that you have created 4 new jobs here in Wilmslow.

"We know its tough for retailers competing with both out of two shopping and online retailers and your confidence in and commitment to Wilmslow is appreciated.

"Roy Castle is a well respected name and we wish you every success and hope that you will fully engage with all the many community activities which make our town so vibrant."

The Foundation's Chief Executive Paula Chadwick commented: "This is now our 15th store opening in the North West. We have come a long way since our first store opening on Allerton Road in 1997. We are so excited to part of the Wilmslow community - this will be one of our flagship stores, and we'd like to thank all the Wilmslow team for making this possible."

Shop takings on the first day were over £2,000 - which means the foundation has raised enough cash to fund a dedicated patient support group for those suffering with lung cancer.

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation shop is located at Brook House on Church Street.

Photo: (l-r) Councillor Keith Purdom, Chairman of Wilmslow Town Council, Emma the bear and Mike Grundy Finance Director at the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Roy Castle Lung Council Foundation