Those of you who are eagerly awaiting to find a preloved treasure in one of our shops are in for a treat, as we reopen the following stores around Grimsby and Lincolnshire area from Tuesday 15th September.
Our incredible retail team have worked hard to make sure that staff, volunteers and customers all remain safe whilst in store. Tom Ryan, Head of Retail at St Andrew's Hospice said "Since reopening our Wilton Road Donation Centre, shop and eBay store in Humberston and our Furniture Store on Victoria Street on 29 June, we’re incredibly grateful for the significant number of donations we’ve received. This has enabled us to get back on our feet in our largest outlets whilst providing an opportunity for our wonderful supporters to pass on the donations they’ve been keeping safe for us since March. Capacity at Wilton Road is gradually increasing and we would ask that all non-furniture items be taken there as our primary donation drop-off point please.
We will undoubtedly face different challenges when we reopen more shops, as a number of these shops are smaller and all donations are quarantined for 48 hours before being opened and sorted. As such, we will initially be limiting the receipt of donations to between 3pm and 4pm on the days we are open i.e. Tuesday to Saturday. We will keep this under review of course and when we feel able to extend these times we will do so and provide updates on social media and on our website. At a time when many charities are not accepting donations at all, we are keen to strike the right balance whilst keeping our staff and customers safe. We would encourage all of our customers to wear a face covering whilst in store, maintain social distancing and enjoy the opportunity once again to find a bargain or three in store.
We will provide a further update on the reopening of more of our other stores soon. We'd like to thank everyone in our Team for their amazing energy and commitment - and our donors for saving their precious pre-loved items for us."
The shops which have now reopened again for shopping and donations are the following:
St Andrew’s stores reopening:
Andy’s Stores reopening:
Shop opening times vary, please visit our shop page for individual shop details. Please be aware that we will only be able to accept general clothing and household item donations in these stores between 3pm – 4pm.
Once again we would like to thank everyone in our community for their patience and support throughout this time and we look forward to welcoming you back to your local store soon.
For more information on our donation guidelines, click here.