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St Wilfrid’s new shop opening times

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St Wilfrid’s Hospice have re-opened of all 12 of their community retail shops from Monday 12 April.

Chief Executive Alison Moorey said, “Our retail team have been hard at work these past few weeks preparing all our shops to greet our fantastic shopper supporters. We trust they will appreciate not only the fantastic goods we’ve been adding daily, but that our shops cleanliness and safety has been second to none on the high street. Every purchase helps a patient, with thousands of you helping to support someone at home with life limiting illness to receive the compassionate care and support they need”.

From 13th April the new regular opening hours for the shops will be:

  • Terminus road                        9.00am – 5.00pm Mon to Sat             
    (10am -4pm Sun)
  • Chichester, East Street           9.30am – 4.30pm Mon to Sat           
    (Closed on Sun)
  • Chidham                                 9.00am – 4.30pm Mon to Sat             
    (Closed on Sun)         
  • Chalcroft                                 9.00am – 5.00pm Mon to Sat             
    (10am – 4pm Sun)      
  • East Wittering                         9.30am – 4.30pm Mon to Sat             
    (10am – 4pm Sun)
  • Emsworth                               9.00am – 4.30pm Mon to Sat            
    (Closed on Sun)
  • Felpham                                  9.00am – 4.30pm Mon to Sat            
    (Closed on Sun)
  • Retro                                       9.30am – 4.30pm Mon to Sat             
    (Closed on Sun)
  • Midhurst                                 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon to Sat            
    (Closed on Sun)         
  • Barnham                                 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon to Sat            
    (Closed on Sun)
  • Selsey              10.00am – 2.00pm Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri/Sat            
    (Closed Wed and Sun)           
  • Queensway                             9.00am – 4.30pm Mon to Sat            
    (Closed on Sun)


Displays will include ‘back to work’ fashion selections, Spring themed hosting and stylish retro items for students to enjoy their 10% discount. In 2019 St Wilfrid’s 12 charity shops and eBay shop accounted for nearly 25% of all their income – with over quarter of a million transactions taking place. In 2020 St Wilfrid’s charity retail shops had to close for 31 weeks in all, representing a significant loss in income. As a local charity receiving only 16% of its funding from the NHS, this means the ongoing support of the public is more important than ever.

Retail Director Laura Addison also explained how important it was for people to be ‘thoughtful’ about what they donate, and only give good quality, re-saleable items to avoid stores being overwhelmed. “We are extremely grateful to donors who have used lockdown to clear out their wardrobes to generously donate to us to help support the care of St Wilfrid’s Hospice for patients and their loved ones in our community. Previously, if items have not been of a quality we would offer in our shops then we’ve been able to recycle them through a variety of outlets. Now these markets – known as rag markets – have collapsed, leaving us with paying the costs of disposing of unsaleable clothes and other items, so please choose your pre-loved items wisely.”

Donation times

With every item having to be scrupulously processed and cleaned it Is very important our supporters help us manage this process by only donating goods to our shops during specific hours when this service can be safely supported. These times are:

  • Terminus road                       
    10.00am – 4.00pm Mon to Sat           (11am -3pm Sun)
  • Chichester, East Street          
    9.00am – 12.00pm Mon to Sat          
  • Chidham                                
    10.30am – 12.30pm Mon to Sat                                  
  • Chalcroft                                
    10.00am – 4.00pm Mon to Sat            (11am-3pm Sun)        
  • East Wittering                        
    10.30am – 12.30pm Mon to Sat                      
  • Retro                                      
    9.30am – 4.30pm Mon to Sat              (Vintage/specialist only)      
  • Midhurst                                
    10.00am – 12.00pm Mon to Sat                                
  • Barnham                                
    10.30am – 12.30pm Mon to Sat

The following shops cannot currently accept donations:              

  • Selsey                         
  • Queensway
  • Felpham
  • Emsworth

For the latest details of opening and specific donation times along with volunteering opportunities with St Wilfrid’s Hospice, please visit stwh.co.uk/shops.

 

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