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Local hospice overwhelmed with donations for charity shops

Staff and volunteers at a Carlisle based hospice have been overwhelmed with donations from the local community to help with the re-opening of their charity shops.

In early June, Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice began to accept donations from the local community as they re-opened their shops on a phased basis. The kindness and generosity of supporters has meant that the charity’s donations warehouse is now full and they are asking people to keep hold of their donations for a little bit longer, or call the Retail Team to arrange a collection.

Anne Hall, Retail Manager at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, explained,

“In just a couple of weeks our amazing supporters and the kindness of the local community has meant that we have filled our warehouse with good quality donations for all our shops. To help protect our staff, volunteers and customers we are storing all donated items for 72 hours and currently can only distribute furniture donations as our other shops have not re-opened.

“Our staff and volunteers are processing all donated items as quickly and safely as possible. Due to the warehouse being full we have postponed our Donation Drop Off service until further notice. If you are able to, we are asking our supporters to keep hold of their donations for a little bit longer or call us to arrange a collection which is limited to specific days during the week.”

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw are also asking supporters not to leave items in their shop doorways. With many of the shops yet to re-open the donations will not be collected or secured inside the shop and any items found in the shop doorways will be treated as fly tipping.

For further information about donating good quality items please click here, contact the Retail Team on 01228 817612 or email shops@edenvalleyhospice.org.

Updates about making donations and the re-opening of the Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Shops will be shared on our website and social media pages.