New Midhurst shop opens with ‘much needed’ online service

A new gift shop has opened its doors in Midhurst.

Thursday, 19th March 2020, 12:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th March 2020, 2:42 pm
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Business partners, Liana Nash  and Jackie Dummer, back left, with some of their first customers, outside their new shop in Midhurst.ks20097-3 SUS-200314-210423008
ks20097-3 Midhurst New Shop phot kate Business partners, Liana Nash and Jackie Dummer, back left, with some of their first customers, outside their new shop in Midhurst.ks20097-3 SUS-200314-210423008

Blown Away, owned by Jackie and Ian Dummer and supported by Liana Nash, held an opening event at 10am on Saturday in the North Street site previously used as a post office/tuck shop.

Jackie said: “It’s a new venture. The shop has been empty since May but we thought we’d wait until Christmas before doing something with it.

“Liana Nash is responsible for many of our personalised creations and balloon designs.

ks20097-1 Midhurst New Shop phot kate Business partners, Liana Nash left, and Jackie Dummer outside their new shop in Midhurst.ks20097-1 SUS-200314-210346008

“The opening went really well. The children had their faces painted and got their party bags and they brought their parents too which is what we wanted.”

The opening event had a good turn out but Jackie said the store, like the majority of businesses, has been quiet this week due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Shoppers are being urged to visit Blown Away’s online store, which offers free delivery to all GU29 postcodes with orders over £20.

Jackie said the online service was already planned but has ‘become much more needed’.

ks20097-2 Midhurst New Shop phot kate Molly Pay, five, has her face painted by Lucy Wall-Palmer during the opening of Blown Away, the new shop in Midhurst.ks20097-2 SUS-200314-210216008

The shop’s Facebook page said it will provide balloons and gifts for ‘every party and occasion’.

It added: “From children’s parties to weddings and large events we cater for all with our wide range of balloons, party wear and accessories.

“Designed and created to your specification, our balloon bouquets and arrangements offer the perfect decoration for any venue, perfectly matched with our array of party decorations, props and accessories.”