Nightingale House Hospice ready to take unwanted quality items off your hands once again
Nightingale House Hospice is to start accepting donations for its retail stores from this week.
The new Donation Station is opening up for three days only with a designated drive-up and drop-off point at Priory Street, Wrexham. This is at the rear of its’ flagship Nightingales’ store on Regent Street.
The retail team have been busy putting social distancing procedures in place to ensure you can drop off your unwanted items in a safe and organised way.
The Donation Station will be open on Thursday 25 June, Friday 26 June and Saturday 27 June. Opening 10am – 2.30pm. Measures have been put in place to minimise the handling of stock.
All donated items should be placed in boxes and bags.
Items should only be left during these dates and times as the retail shops are not yet open.
Donors are asked not to leave any items outside the Regent Street shop as it causes mess and costs the hospice much needed funds to have them removed.
This will be the first time the hospice’s retail arm has accepted unwanted items since the lockdown, when all its’ shops closed their doors, cutting off a vital income stream for the hospice.
Like other charities, Nightingales’ Retail is asking its’ supporters if they would kindly only bring us items they would purchase themselves and to sort carefully through anything they wish to donate. It costs the hospice money to have unsaleable items taken away.
Katie Roberts, head of Retail at Nightingale House said: “Our supporters are asking us when we will re-open our shops, as many of them have taken the opportunity to declutter their homes during the past few months.
“They are telling us that they have been saving their items to be donated to the hospice shops which is great news for us.
“We hope to announce plans to gradually re-open our shops in the next couple of weeks to tie in with government guidelines.”
“During the Donation Station drop-off we will be following strict social distancing rules for the safety of our teams and supporters.
“We expect it to be very busy and to help minimise the handling of stock and to help speed things up please ensure you bring items in boxes and bags, we will be unable to accept items that are loose.”
Katie added: “Thank you for thinking of us, supporting us and helping us get through this difficult time.”
As always, Nightingale House can only accept donations that they are able to sell through its’ shops as it costs the charity to dispose of unsaleable items. For a list of items we are unable to accept please go to: www.nightingalehouse.co.uk/shops/