With non-essential shops around the country preparing to re-open, we are working hard to make sure that when we start to re-open our shops, they are a safe place for our volunteers, employees and of course, our customers.
We will be taking a phased approach to re-opening our stores, and are currently assessing which stores we will open for shopping as well as where donation drop-off points will be available. These decisions will based on the premises’ ability to offer a safe environment for everyone. Also, we will shortly be confirming arrangements for booking furniture donation collections.
We would like to thank you for continuing to support us. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Until that time, stay safe and thank you for supporting your local hospice.
Please don’t leave items outside shops
As we prepare to re-open a number of our shops, we are mindful that our fabulous community has been safely storing their pre-loved treasures ready for when we are able to receive them.
Please be aware that when we open, not all shops will be able to take donations as normal. In order to keep our staff and volunteers safe, we need to minimise handling of any donated items and ensure social distancing is possible whilst drop-offs are made. This means that only selected stores may be suitable to receive your donations.
Please help us to keep our team, and our community safe when we re-open by only donating to stores that are able to accept your items. Any donations left outside our stores may need to be collected by a member of our team or the local council, which puts them at risk and takes them away from the other important work they are doing.
We will shortly be announcing where and when we will be able to accept your kind donations.
In order to limit waste and make the most of every donation, we would be very grateful if you could consider the following before donating:
Are the items:
Unsaleable items cost the hospice money to dispose of, funds which could otherwise be put to use to help people with life-limiting illnesses.