Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and 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.
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 and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
Sustainability has become synonymous with September. It’s a time to champion second-hand treasures, conscientious choices, and to break free from the grip of fast fashion. Throughout September, we aim to inspire our entire community to exclusively embrace pre-loved second-hand clothing, available both in our charity shops and eBay shop. Whether you’re new to thrifting or a seasoned charity shop enthusiast, we invite everyone in our community to join us on this sustainable journey.
While you might already be familiar with our physical shops, you might not know about our eBay shop—a hidden gem for affordable and eco-friendly fashion. Here, you can explore a range of stylish pre-loved fashion for women, men and children, from vintage treasures to everyday wardrobe essentials, all from the comfort of your own home.
Find women’s, men’s and children’s pre-loved clothing in our charity shops. Click the button below to find your nearest shop.
If you haven’t had the chance to explore our Prospect Hospice shops, we’ve got some fantastic insider tips for shopping for pre-loved items from Paula Kimmel, our very own learning and development manager who is a dab hand at buying pre-loved clothing.
Know your wardrobe
Before even stepping out of your front door, go through your wardrobe to identify pieces you need. That being said, if you do spot a one-off second-hand gem, go for it.
Remember, sizes don’t mean everything
Don’t disregard fantastic items just because they’re a bit too large. A skilled seamstress can work their magic, adjusting garments and keeping them well within your budget. Alternatively, consider using a vintage leather belt to cinch larger dresses or blazers, creating a chic and stylish oversized look.
It’s all seasonal
Go on a second-hand shopping spree at the very start of the season. Charity shops save donated items for the next season so chances are you’ll have the pick of the bunch.
Try before you buy
If you can, I would definitely try on anything you can before you buy it! I can’t count the times I’ve been certain something would be a flawless fit, only to be thoroughly disappointed when I got home because it simply didn’t look right.
Master the art of online shopping
If you’re an online shopper, save or bookmark your favourite charity shops on eBay. Be precise in your searches; instead of simply looking for a “red top,” use filters to narrow down your search, like adding “vintage” to your query. Consider saving your searches and signing up for email alerts to stay updated on new arrivals.
By participating in Sustainable September, you:
Protect the planet: Reduce waste, conserve resources, and decrease your carbon emissions. It is expected that by 2050, fast fashion will account for 26% of carbon emissions.
Support us: Your actions directly support our hospice care and vital community services.
Join a community: Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about sustainability.
Learn and grow: Gain valuable knowledge and skills to continue a sustainable lifestyle beyond September.
Being part of Sustainable September not only allows you to do your bit for the environment but also by choosing to shop at Prospect Hospice, you will be supporting vital work within your local community. Every purchase you make directly contributes to our mission of delivering outstanding end of life care and support to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and their families in north east Wiltshire. Whether you go for a complete wardrobe update this month or simply find that one special item that sings to you, you will be making a real difference to local people facing difficult times.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web