THIS week, St Clare Hospice is opening a new Donation Centre at the Links Business Centre in Bishop’s Stortford, which will help the charity raise vital funds for future patient care. The Donation Centre will open its doors for donations from the public on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 8.00am.
Each year, St Clare receives more than 60,000 bags or boxes of donations, which are processed by St Clare’s Retail volunteers. Until now, sorting through donations has been exclusive to St Clare shops alone; however, the launch of their new Donation Centre will ensure that the charity can make the most of each donation it receives.
St Clare’s nine charity shops provide the single largest revenue source for the West Essex and East Herts hospice, and each of the shops rely on generosity from the local area. The launch of St Clare’s Donation Centre will enable the charity to utilise more stock and get the right items out to the most suitable St Clare shop. This exciting development within the Hospice’s trading arm is therefore set to help raise even more in vital funding for the charity.
The Donation Centre will also host occasional sale events throughout the year, where shoppers are invited to browse an eclectic selection of pre-loved homeware, clothing and other goods at discounted prices. The first of these events will take place at the Donation Centre on Saturday 26th January 2019, from 8.00am to 2.00pm. For more information on the Donation Centre Launch Sale event, please visit: https://stclarehospice.org.uk/event/donation-centre-launch-sale/
Fiona Eaton, Head of Retail at St Clare Hospice, said: “The majority of our shops don’t have a lot of space to store donated stock, so our new Donation Centre is a vital resource which enables us to keep more stock, get the right items out to the most suitable store, and to sell items directly from the centre. The Centre will also help us to take in a greater number of furniture donations so we can continue to expand our free Furniture Collection Service.”
Donation centre address:
Units 9-10, The Links Business Centre, Rayham Road, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 5NZ
Donation centre opening Times:
Wednesday 8.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday 8.00am – 2.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 2.00pm
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