12th Dec, 2018

Helping the hospice is a fitting celebration

Rob George 6th Dec, 2017

WORCESTESHIRE’s oldest menswear retailer has raised a suit-ably impressive £380 for St Richard’s Hospice as part of its anniversary celebrations.

Established in 1767 during the reign of George III, family-run menswear retailer Armstrongs of Worcester raised the total during a sparkling event at its Sansome Walk store to celebrate its 250th anniversary.

The fitting total was generated through sales of specially designed anniversary T-shirts and proceeds from a charity raffle held on the night.

Managing Director, Simon Hyslop, who has also been a governor of the charity since 2006, said: “St Richard’s Hospice is a cause close to our hearts and something that I’m passionate about supporting.

“We’ve been thrilled by the generosity of both our customers and guests at the event and are proud to be able to give something back to the local community, especially at this time of year.”

St Richard’s Hospice cares for patients and families in Worcestershire who are living with life-limiting illnesses.

Drawing the charity raffle on the night was John Bawden, chairman of governors for the charity.

He said: “Three quarters of our income comes from public donations, so we are incredibly thankful for Armstrongs, and Simon in particular, for his efforts in helping to raise this total and including us as part of such a momentous celebration.”

Priced at £10 each, Armstrongs will continue to sell the limited-edition T-shirts from its flagship store in Sansome Walk in the lead-up to Christmas.

All sale proceeds go directly to the charity. With a second branch in Broadway, Armstrongs stocks the best of British and European fashions, from suits and jackets to cravats and collar studs.

Owned and run by the same family since 1850, it is famed for offering exclusivity to its customers by only carrying a limited number of any piece.

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