Royal Trinity Hospice welcomes “phenomenal” response of shoppers and donors as shops reopen

The local hospice for central and south west London has seen a “phenomenal” week of sales and donations in its charity shops since reopening on Monday 12 April for the first time in 2021.

As the shops reopened in the second phase of the Government’s roadmap for easing out of lockdown, 18 Royal Trinity Hospice shops reopened for shoppers:

“to indulge their love of sustainable fashion and for donors to drop off their preloved goods”.

The charity is celebrating a “phenomenal” week of sales and say they’re hoping for a continued stream of good quality donations to ensure the shops remain well-stocked and the great start continues.

Daniel Holloway, Director of Retail for Royal Trinity Hospice said:

“We couldn’t have been more excited to welcome customers back to our shops and their response and support has been phenomenal. Since reopening, the team have worked incredibly hard to ensure our shops are Covid-safe and stacked full of seasonal stock that will make a fabulous sustainable fashion statement. I’m delighted to say we’ve got off to a great start.

More good quality stock wanted

“Now what we really need is more great quality stock so we can continue this strong opening. Every donation of quality goods raises funds that will help our charity get back on its feet. We are especially keen for donations of good quality women’s and men’s fashion and I would urge our donors to ensure that their donations are in a good, saleable condition.

Royal Trinity Hospice runs shops across central and south west London as well as a range of online stores. Before the first lockdown, Trinity’s shops contributed over £5.5 million to help fund free specialist palliative and end of life care for over 2,500 Londoners every year.

For more information about donating goods and a list of goods that cannot be accepted, go to: royaltrinityhospice.london

For opening hours and individual contact information for shops go to: royaltrinityhospice.london/find-a-shop

If you’d like to see how Royal Trinity Hospice shops are keeping their staff and customers safe in their shops, go here: youtube.com

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