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Danny Corns

Commercial Director, 2000 to Present

Danny Corns had several careers before joined St Richards, among them cabinet maker, furniture restorer, carpet salesman and shop and cafe owner.  By the mid 1990s he was working for St Michael’s Hospice in Hereford restructuring their retail business when he heard about a similar job at St Richard’s. Attracted by the challenge, Danny moved to Worcester to manage the existing six hospice shops. He says his first task was to get ‘under the skin of the volunteers’. Once they trusted him, he brought in the changes. Amongst these were the leasing of a huge warehouse for storage and sorting, the creation of new shops and ‘specialist’ shops, and the addition of Gift Aid and online services. His many other roles at St Richards have included decorating, creating menus, baking cakes and playing the part of Father Christmas.