St Wilfrid’s Hospice to reopen 6 charity shops next week

St Wilfrid’s Hospice has announced the reopening of six of its shops from Monday (June 15).

Friday, 12th June 2020, 3:22 pm
Updated Monday, 6th July 2020, 10:44 am

The Chidham, Midhurst and East Wittering shops, as well as the retro and vintage shop in Eastgate Square, Chichester, and its donation and furniture centre in Terminus Road, Chichester, will be open from midday to 4.30pm on Monday, with longer trading hours Tuesday onwards.

The furniture outlet at Chalcroft Nurseries in Bognor Regis shop will also open on Wednesday (June 18).

With the adaptation of their donation processing and shop operating practices, safety remains a top priority as the charity looks reopen further shops as soon as safely possible.

The St Wilfrid's Hospice shop in Midhurst is one of six set to open from June 15

Chief executive Alison Moorey said: “We look forwards to welcoming back our shoppers and donors old and new.

“We are committed to the safety of all those who do such amazing things to fundraise for end-of-life care in our community.

“Over 280,000 purchases last year, contributed £2million to the running of your local hospice.

“With this in mind, we have adapted the shops in line with government guidance while employing greater scrutiny and safety procedures in preparing items for sale.”

The adaptations mean St Wilfrid’s is urging the public to help them by being considerate in selecting pre-loved treasures for donating at this time.

All donations must be in re-sellable condition as donated items not fit for sale may be costly to dispose of.

The hospice is also asking people not to leave items outside shops, as they create a hazard and will likely be damaged before being picked up.

Donations can be dropped off from 10.30am to 3pm at the centre in Terminus Road, as well as the Chalcroft, Chidham, and East Witterings shops, from next week.

The Midhurst and retro and vintage shops are unavailable to accept donations at this time.

For more information visit the St Wilfrid’s Hospice website.

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