Snooker legend opens Brentwood's new Saint Francis Hospice store

Saint Francis Hospice’s new department-style shop opens in Brentwood

Six-time world snooker champion - and Saint Francis Hospice patron - Steve Davis cutting the ribbon at the new High Street department store. - Credit: Saint Francis Hospice

Brentwood's new Saint Francis Hospice store has been opened by snooker legend Steve Davis.

The six-time world snooker champion cut the ribbon on June 15, before mingling with staff, volunteers and shoppers at the High Street store.

Also a patron of the hospice, Steve pledged to donate some of his snooker cues to help it continue its vital work.

Saint Francis Hospice’s new department-style shop opens in Brentwood

Snooker legend Steve Davis pictured with volunteers at the opening of Brentwood's new Saint Francis Hospice store. - Credit: Saint Francis Hospice

“This is important - if we want Saint Francis Hospice to be there for people in the future, we have to make sure we are there for it now - and what an easy way to do it.

“Every donation and every purchase made helps local people in need of hospice care," he said.

Saint Francis Hospice’s new department-style shop opens in Brentwood

The Saint Francis Hospice team - pictured with Steve - at the June 15 opening. - Credit: Saint Francis Hospice

The hospice's commercial and safety director, Michelle Nicholls, is delighted with the new department-style store: "There was a real need to have a bigger store in Brentwood and we are so lucky to have such great support from the Brentwood community."

To volunteer, visit sfh.org.uk/volunteer.