Local hospice making it easy to donate to charity shop

Staff and volunteers from a local hospice are making it even easier for the Penrith community to donate their good quality, unwanted items to their charity shops.

As Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice prepare to re-open their shops in a phased way and to help reduce footfall within the shops, the charity will be collecting shop donations straight from people's homes. The sale of the donates items will help Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw to provide the highest standards of care, support and compassion to local people.

Anne Hall, Retail Manager, explained,

“In recent weeks and months many people have been clearing out their 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 Penrith, Carlisle, Brampton, Wigton and online as we look to recover following the closure of the shops.

“We are delighted to announce that for one day a week our retail van and volunteers will be collecting donations from the Penrith area by appointment only. To arrange a collection for your donation please call 01228 817612. All donated items will 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 donating them. We are unable to sell broken and damaged items and we will incur additional costs when disposing of the items.”

The Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Furniture Shop in Carlisle will be the first shop to welcome back customers on Wednesday 17 May. The local charity will then begin to open the remaining shops on a phased basis over the coming weeks, including their shop in Penrith.