CLAIRE House Children's Hospice has opened a new charity shop in Flintshire to help raise vital funds.

The new store opened on Thursday (January 25) located in the Connah's Quay 'Quay Shopping Park', 

The ribbon was proudly cut by Karina Watkins and her son, Corey, whose family have been supported by Claire House after Corey was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at just 18-months old. 

Corey and his brother, Parker, who also has complex medical needs, have been supported by the charity for the past seven-years.

The store manager Brigitte Williams has worked for Claire House for over seven-years.

She will run the shop alongside a wonderful team of volunteers proudly serving Flintshire residents while making a difference to vulnerable children and their families.

Gillian Nove, director of income generation at Claire House, said: “We are all very excited to open the Claire House charity shop in Connah’s Quay. Every item donated and purchased helps to raise vital funds for the hospice. We would encourage anyone who would like to volunteer to please speak with the team in the shop or visit our website.


“With the support of the people of Connah’s Quay and Flintshire we can continue to be there for seriously and terminally ill children and their families whenever and wherever they need us.”

The charity aims to support seriously and terminally ill children to live life to the full, helping to create experiences and bring back a sense of normality to family life.

With charity shops dotted around the UK, it was finally time to welcome one to Connah's Quay after the shops in Mold, Buckley and Shotton closed in 2021.