Covid-19 is affecting us all but Prospect Hospice remains operational in order to support the increasing number of our community needing end of life support. Here you'll find lots of information about the virus and information and advice that we think will help you at this time.
Prospect Hospice has been providing end of life care to the people of Swindon and north east Wiltshire for over 40 years. Find out more about where we've come from and who we are here.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it, free of charge.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
Supporters of a local charity will once again be able to donate goods directly to some of their shops as of today.
From Thursday 1 October, six Prospect Hospice charity shops will be able to accept donations in store for the first time since they closed for lockdown back in March.
Those wishing to donate will need to call ahead to book an appointment and donations at this time will be limited to up to three bags per person to ensure shops have enough space to store items for their quarantine period before sorting them and getting them out on the shelves.
Victoria Canavan, head of retail at Prospect Hospice, said: “Since our shops started to re-open back in July, we’ve seen a huge amount of support from local people shopping with us to support end of life care in the community. Because of this, we desperately need more good quality stock to sell to our customers to help raise vital funds for the hospice.
“With items needing to be stored in quarantine before they are sorted, this has dramatically reduced the amount of space we have to sort our donations and impacted on the time it takes us to get our donations out to shops for sale, therefore we’d really appreciate all those who have been keeping hold of their pre-loved goods for us to come and see us with their items now we’re in a position to be able to accept these again.”
In order to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, donors and customers, those wishing to donate will also be asked to complete a short Covid-19 survey over the phone when they book their donation appointment.
The Prospect Hospice shops able to take donations from today are: Books and media on Commercial Road, Swindon, Cricklade, Highworth, Pewsey, Royal Wootton Basset and the Wroughton shop – the distribution centre remains closed for donations at this time.
To find out more about the items the hospice is looking for at the moment, and to book your appointment directly with each shop, click here.
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