St Wilfrid’s Hospice have announced the re-opening of six of its shops from next week (June 15) - Chidham, Midhurst, East Wittering, the Retro & Vintage shop on Eastergate Square, Chichester, and its Donation and Furniture Centre on Terminus Road, Chichester.
They will open 12.00 - 4.30pm on Monday then trade longer hours from Tuesday onward (with Chalcroft open from Wednesday June 18).
With the adaptation of their donation processing and shop operating practices, safety remains a top priority as they look re-open further shops as soon as safely possible.
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.”
These Covid-ready 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 cost vital hospice funds to dispose of.
Please don’t leave items outside shops, as they create a hazard & will likely be damaged before being picked up.
The specific donation drop off times available from next week are:
- Donation centre on Terminus Road, Chalcroft, Chidham, and East Witterings shops from 10.30am-3.00pm.
- The Midhurst and Retro & Vintage shops are unavailable to accept donations at this time.
For full details of the latest opening hours visit stwh.co.uk/keep-up-to-date/stories/st-wilfrid-s-hospice-to-re-open-six-shops