New way to donate to hospice shops

A local hospice is introducing a new way for people to donate their good quality, unwanted items to their charity shops. The sale of the donated items will help Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice to provide the highest standards of care, support and compassion to local people.

As Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw prepare to re-open their shops in a phased way and to help reduce the footfall within the shops, the charity has taken the decision not to accept any donations within the shops themselves. Instead they will be introducing a Donation Drop Off system providing the local community with the chance to support the charity.

Anne Hall, Retail Manager, explained

“In recent weeks and months many people have been clearing out the cupboards, wardrobes and sheds and now it’s their opportunity to make a difference. Peoples good quality, unwanted items really will make a difference at all our shops in Carlisle, Penrith, Brampton, Wigton and online as we look to recover following the closure of the shops.

“We are delighted to announce that for two days a week our Retail Van will be in the car park at our Carlisle Furniture Shop providing you with an opportunity to support the hospice. We will be able to accept all types of donations at the retail van, including clothing, books toys and games. All donated items will then be taken to our warehouse for 72 hours before being transported to the relevant shops.

“We are grateful for every donation we receive, but we would ask people to check the quality of their donations before bringing them along. We are unable to sell broken and damaged items and we will incur additional costs when disposing of the items.”

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw are hoping to have the Donation Drop Off service available two days a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3:30pm. All the items donated and sold in the hospice shops will help to raise vital income for the charity during these challenging times.