Our Shops are now closed
22nd March 2020
Hello, we hope you are managing to stay safe and well during these unprecedented and challenging times. We want to reassure you that the HospiceCare team is having daily meetings to ensure that we follow Government guidelines, including those on social distancing, to take the necessary measures to keep our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers, and customers safe. It is with this in mind, that we have had to make the difficult decision to close our shops with immediate effect. We will, of course, re-open as soon as it’s deemed safe to do so. Unfortunately, during this temporary period of closure, we will not be able to accept any more donations for the present time, but as our shops are a vital source of income for the Hospice, we would kindly ask that you keep them for us until such time that we are able to re-open.
In the meantime, we would like to reassure you that our Hospice at Home care and support remains unchanged and that our Family Support continues to be delivered via the telephone. However, our Wellbeing centres and services will continue to be suspended until further notice. As a community-based palliative care charity, we are doing all we can to stay safe and well, to ensure that people across North Northumberland continue to get the care and support they need from our services. We are closely monitoring Government guidelines and will update you with any new information or changes.
HospiceCare has always felt blessed by the support given from people in our communities across North Northumberland. It is that very support and continued partnership that will get us through the next few months, let’s keep in touch with each other – we are still here for you! Thank you.
Joyce Fairbairn Retail Manager & HospiceCare Senior Leadership Team
OUR SHOP OPENING HOURS ANNOUNCEMENT
18th March 2020
With immediate effect, we will be reducing our shop opening hours as a temporary measure. These new hours take effect immediately:
Amble Shop: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10am-3pm
Wooler Shop: Tues, Thurs, Sat: 10am-3pm
Berwick Shop: Wed, Thurs, Sat: 10am-3pm
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Our charity shops are based in Amble, Berwick and Wooler and provide a vital source of income for HospiceCare
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9am-4.30pm
When you donate goods to a charity shop, four things happen:
1. You stop waste going to landfill.
2. This saves your local council paying landfill tax.
3. It helps the environment.
4. Raises money for charity = what's not to like?!