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Hospice shop donations temporarily paused

July 2020

Retail

Following an overwhelming number of donations of items over the last few weeks, a local charity has had to make the decision to temporarily pause its donation stations.

Prospect Hospice has received thousands of donations of good since it opened its donation stations three weeks ago but its shops and distribution centre are now full to the brim with items to sell and it can’t take anymore.

Victoria Canavan, head of retail at Prospect Hospice said, “When we opened our donation stations on 15 June we had no idea how well they would be supported and we’ve seen such incredible support for the hospice over the last few weeks that we simply cannot take any more at the moment.

“Because of this we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily pause our acceptance of donations at this time.”

The hospice distribution centre team is now working hard to sort through all the donations received so far and get these out to the charity’s 18 shops around Swindon and north east Wiltshire as they begin to re-open over the coming weeks. They have thousands of items to sort through and this is also being done in line with government safety guidelines which includes placing all donated items in quarantine for 72 hours.

Ms Canavan continued: “We will let supporters know as soon as we are able to accept pre-loved goods again and thank everyone for their patience in keeping hold of these. Thank you as well to everyone who has already donated so far for your extraordinary support of Prospect Hospice at this time.”

Thanks to generous supporters there are now event more bargains to be had as hospice shops begins to open up around the area. To find out more about hospice shops, click here.

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