Katharine House Hospice is excited at the launch of its huge new shop at Norton Bridge, half way between Eccleshall and Stone.
The shop at the “Recycling and Trading Centre” marks another exciting chapter in the growth of Katharine house retail – which now has 15 shops in the region. Katharine House retail has gone from strength to strength in challenging economic conditions with the help of the local community – from 15 years ago when just one shop at Penkridge existed.
Retail Director Kate Sharp said “It really is thanks to local people who support our shops that have helped us to provide free care for so many people.
In the 15 years we have provided free care for hundreds of patients and their families – local people who visit and donate items to our shops are funding a large part of this. We would like to thank the people of the county who are so generous in their support, we really could not continue without their help”
The Recycling and Trading Centre features a huge Katharine House “Shop in Shop” brimming with a selection of household items, electricals, unique collectables, bric a brac and clothes.
It really is the perfect place to shop and drop off your donated items where you are guaranteed to be helping local people once your items are recycled into care. The site is also home of the retail transport team who offer free collections of “preloved” large items – these donated items are needed more than ever.
Kate said “as soon as we have items in our shops they sell straight away. Donated furniture makes a real difference to the lives of local people – in fact a sofa could cover the cost of a day’s care at Katharine house, so it is vital we have a steady stream of donated items coming in. What’s more we can collect for free”
“As a local charity we do not employ middle men or collecting agencies – that means every penny we raise goes straight to providing care at Katharine House Hospice and in the community where it is needed most”
Supporters can also drop off their unwanted items directly at the Recycling and Trading Centre – where they will also be able to gift aid their donations. By signing up to gift aid your donation is worth more as the hospice can claim back and extra 25p on The £1. Area Manager Angela Whelan says “with Gift aid we can turn your second hand items into even more first class care at the Hospice – every £1 we receive when we sell the items will mean an £1.25p to the Hospice.
We are open 7 days a week which means you can even call in on the way back from doing a Sunday car boot sale and we will gladly recycle your unsold items into much needed care”
To find out more about Katharine House Hospice shops or arrange a free collection of furniture call 01785 760715. Find a Katharine House shop near to you at www.khhospice.org.uk