We currently have 19 Weston Hospicecare shops (soon to be 20), plus an online store. With the exception of our £1 stores, all our shops sell a selection of fashion, homewares, accessories, electrical goods, and bric-a-brac. You can also find furniture in many of our stores. Our stock rotates regularly; there’s always something new available so it’s well worth popping in for a look around. We sell high-quality second-hand items as well as some new products.
Our Ebay shop sells a wide variety of products too, so if you prefer shopping from the comfort of your sofa, why not take a look?
Not only can you grab a great bargain either online or in our stores, you’ll also be helping us to provide specialist palliative care to those dealing with a life-limiting illness in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas, including Cheddar, Clevedon, Wedmore and Burnham-on-Sea.
Of course, our shops couldn’t run without the donations of goods we receive from the public. If you’re having a wardrobe clear-out, or investing in some new furniture and want to get rid of the old, we would gladly welcome your donations! We welcome household donations (including clothing) at any of our stores, and we also offer a furniture collection service.
You might be surprised at the type of donations we can receive, too. For example, if you have a pile of old clothes that aren’t able to be resold, we could still take them and sell them as rag. We can also sell on old games with pieces missing. Every donation, however old, or worn, really does help.
Retail Director Gemma Turner says: “Together, our shops raised £1.6 million last year. We couldn’t do this without the hard work and dedication from our amazing team of retail volunteers, and the generosity of our local communities who support us, by donating goods and shopping in our stores.”
If you are donating goods to us, please don’t forget to fill out a Gift Aid form, if applicable. If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid boosts the value of your donations and sold goods by 25%, at no extra cost to you. Ask your local shop for a Gift Aid form when you donate, or print and fill out the Gift Aid form for donated goods and hand it in along with your donations.
Donating unwanted goods to our shops enables us to continue to provide free care to those with a life-limiting illness. Needing palliative care, or having a loved one who does, is a situation that any of us could find ourselves in at any time. Knowing that there is a wide network of fundraising to keep that care in place, is invaluable. Together, we are hospice care.