The hospice even lays on a whole-house clearance service where its staff will come and remove anything that can be resold.
The hospice has two specialist furniture shops, in Warbreck and Kensington, which it needs to keep fully stocked and it also operates smaller charity shops across Merseyside – in Allerton, Crosby, Formby, Maghull, Netherton, Southport and now County Road in Liverpool. These shops sell a wide range of goods, including jewellery, clothes, toys and books, and staff are always looking for donations and for volunteers to help in the shops so please get in touch if interested or simply drop in.
Jo Rigby-Clare, retail manager for St Joseph’s Hospice, said: ‘Donating your unwanted goods to the hospice makes a significant difference as we raise thousands of pounds every year from sales in our charity shops, through our eBay shop and on Amazon Marketplace, all from donated goods. All the money we raise goes towards helping us provide end-of-life and palliative care for our patients as well as care and support for their families.
‘Please make sure that any soft furnishings, such as sofas, mattresses or upholstered items, have a fire label sewn which meets the British Standards Specification for Fire Safety. Also, donated goods should be in a good, clean condition with no rips, tears or stains. Please think of us when you’re next having a clear-out and you can be sure that your goods will be very gratefully received.’
To arrange a house clearance or furniture collection, call 0151 525 3072. To see the locations of the hospice’s shops, visit www.jospice.org.uk.