Hiltingbury residents no longer have to travel to Eastleigh town centre for their charity shopping as the former Hiltingbury Motors Mazda Car Showrooms on the corner of Thorold Road and Hiltingbury Road is now trading as a charity shop.
The Hospice Shop supports local Hospice’s Countess Mountbatten House in West End and the Oakhaven Hospice Trust in Lymington.
The shop is appealing for donations of unwanted items to sell and also volunteers to help run it.
Anyone who would like to help for a short time, should call in to see the manageress Ms Jan Beavis or call Rob Bush, group manager, on 023 80771159.
The premises are now back in use after a long vacancy having last been in use as a second hand car showroom.
Local residents and businesses opposed a recent unsuccessful planning application that would have seen a change of use to an American style diner.