Appeal from the South West Children’s Hospice
The Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) charity store in Honiton has appealed urgently for donations of summer clothing.
The High Street store has seen an increase in demand for good quality second-hand clothing since it reopened in April and is asking people to consider donating any unwanted items.
Store manager Lynne Whitehall said: ‘We’ve been very busy since the lockdown eased and while we have a great selection in store right now, we know we’ll need more summer clothes. to meet demand for the coming weeks.
âWe think that due to the lockdown last summer, people haven’t refreshed their wardrobes as much as they usually do. Then, with the lockdown at the start of this year, they weren’t able to clean up and donate pre-loved summer clothes.
âIf anyone has men’s or women’s clothing that they no longer wear but would like to donate, please drop them off at the store.â
The shop also needs toys and bric-a-brac for children and donations can be dropped off at the shop Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.
âWe have donation bags at the store if needed and suggest people call ahead if they are planning on taking a special trip or donating a lot of stock,â added Lynne.
Everything sold in the store helps CHSW provide life-saving care to local children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The association’s three hospices, including Little Bridge House in Devon, rely almost entirely on voluntary donations.
Hospices remained open during the pandemic for emergency and end-of-life care, and care teams extended their life-saving support by visiting families at their homes.
âEvery item donated and every item sold really makes a difference,â added Lynne.
âAnd not only is this a great way to support such a worthy cause, but recycling unnecessary clothes is a great way to help the planet. “
For more information call the shop on 01404 45593 or visit www.chsw.org.uk/shop