Hospice shops ‘delighted’ to welcome back customers

All John Taylor Hospice charity shops are set to reopen their doors from Monday 27 July.

The charity’s four shops – located in Erdington, Wylde Green, Castle Bromwich and Brownhills – are all now open from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 4pm. And shop teams are promising bargain hunters a warm welcome and the chance to snap up some top-quality items!

“We’ve really missed our shoppers and volunteers and can’t wait to welcome them back,” said Cherry Whiteside, Business Development and Retail Manager for the hospice.

“We’re delighted to be opening for business for the first time since the nationwide lockdown began in March and have carefully prepared our reopening plans in line with government guidance. We have installed till screens, sanitising stations and floor markings and will be limiting the number of customers in the store at any one time to ensure the safety of our shoppers and volunteers.”

Hospice teams would also like to thank generous donors whose lockdown spring cleans are helping to refill the shelves and rails with high-quality clothing, accessories and household goods.

“Like many charities, we’ve been hit hard financially by COVID-19,” added Cherry. “But it’s been incredible to see such a show of support from local communities and to everyone who has thought of us during their lockdown clear-outs we’d like to say a massive thank you. Your generous donations will raise vital funds so hospice care and support is available to people when they need it.”

Dropping off donations

All four shops can accept donations of goods in sealed bags/boxes on Monday-Saturday between 10am and 4pm. Shop teams kindly ask that donations are brought to the rear of the shops and donors can find directions and phone numbers on individual shop pages on the John Taylor Hospice website.

Please do not leave bags outside the shops or bring them to the hospice in Grange Road. Thank you.

This handy leaflet gives some hints and tips about how best to support the hospice by sorting your donations. For further information please email [email protected] 

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