Fabulous Folkestone furniture shop opens to the public

Pilgrims Hospices has added an exciting new shop to its existing 31 stores across east Kent. The Folkestone Furniture shop opened on Friday 14 February, showcasing a huge range of new and pre-loved items including small pieces of occasional furniture, right up to and including full bedroom suites and, pretty much anything in between, as well as a full range of homewares including lighting, soft furnishings, curtains, ornaments and kitchen equipment.

The newly refurbished shop at 21, Guildhall Street, Folkestone is now a modern and bright space and, a welcome addition to the local community.  It had previously been an empty unit for the past eight years, it’s now filled with something to suit all budgets and styles.

We are really excited about our new shop, and we’re pleased to have been welcomed by the local traders. We want the shop to become a key part of the local community.

Tim Stewart, Pilgrims Hospices

Tim Stewart, Pilgrims Retail Business Development Manager said: “We have a brilliant team who have been working amazingly hard to keep this project on schedule and open to the public on time.

“The shop is a wonderful space to showcase our diverse stock range, which includes some beautiful brand new lamps, cookware and so much more along with amazing retro and classic furniture.

“We are really excited about our new shop, and we’re pleased to have been welcomed by the local traders. We want the shop to become a key part of the local community. This is our largest furniture store and, we are confident that we’re offering something for everyone.”

The furniture shop joins the popular Pilgrims shop located in the main shopping precinct on Sandgate Road. The ground floor offers a wide range of goods including vintage clothing, accessories, trinkets, glass, crockery, books and vinyl records to name just a few of the treasures. The first-floor stocks a large selection of clothing, accessories and linens priced at £1, £2 and £3.

The seaside town of Folkestone is most definitely worth a visit and Pilgrims shops will be topped up with eye-catching items to tempt you, whether an impulse buy or a more considered purchase. The friendly Pilgrims teams will be happy to help you.

The shops are run by a manager and supported by a small team of volunteers, but more volunteers are always very welcome.

If you would like to volunteer in one of the Folkestone shops or find out more about other volunteering opportunities with Pilgrims, click here.

Pilgrims shops generate many thousands of pounds of income for the charity that provides end-of-life care for the people of east Kent. More that 2,400 people are cared for each year, either in their own homes, within the hospices in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet or as part of Pilgrims Wellbeing Programme. The people who generously donate or purchase in our stores are truly making a difference for those who need Pilgrims help the most.

Thank you.

If you or someo­ne you know is coping with a life limiting illness and you think you may benefit from Pilgrims support, talk to your GP or Healthcare Professional about the options or visit click here for information on the Wellbeing and Social Programme.