Book hunters, furniture seekers and lovers of vintage style are finding their choice treasures in charity shops supporting St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester.
Many of the hospice’s soon to be 20 shops across Worcester and county are traditional charity shops where bargain hunters browse miscellaneous high quality used goods. The others are larger, more specialised shopping destinations.
Book lovers delight in St Richard’s Hospice outlet within St Swithin’s, Worcester, with a first floor boasting 15,000 books and a café. Worcester’s Mealcheapen Street fashion branch has a bridal department while Evesham offers fashion, furniture and another book store. Pershore stocks brilliant bric-a-brac, especially crockery.
In Great Malvern, Déjà Vu has proved popular for people seeking vintage, retro and couture clothing and for people selling their designer wear. Now the formula is being repeated in Bromsgrove.
Commercial director Dan Corns says: “Larger shops make it worthwhile people coming in and specialisms mean if they want something specific, they are very likely to find it.”
St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester could not function without the charity shops helping to generate the £8.4 million running costs. Through in-patient, day and home-based care it supports more than 3000 people a year dealing with life-limiting illness as patients or their families. The charity shops provide its public face, encouraging people to buy and donate and spread the word.
St Richard’s Hospice Foundation, Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2QT
Telephone 01905 763963