There are many benefits to charity retail. Joe Gates from Katherine House Hospice spoke to us about shopping for good.
“Katharine House Hospice supporters make a real difference to people living with a life-limiting illness. You can get involved with fundraising, shopping or donating items to our shops, like our one on Bridge Street in Banbury town centre.
Donating your quality unwanted items is a great way to help us raise money, so we can carry on looking after people in our community. Donations to our shops raise over £250,000 every year for the Hospice.
Charity shops are a good place to pick up a bargain or help declutter your home. Shops like ours can help you save you money and make extra space at home by donating your unwanted items. Plus, buying secondhand is better for the environment as it helps to reduce landfill waste.
Our care is offered throughout the local community. While many of our patients come into the hospice, we care for many more in their own homes, care homes or in the hospital. We care for their families and carers too.
Every penny you spend in a Katharine House Hospice shop enables us to carry on caring for people in our community facing life-limiting illnesses.”
What you can donate
- CDs and DVDs
- Small items of furniture
For more information about the cause and its work, visit: www.khh.org.uk
Not sure where to shop for good?
Our Banbury Town App has a trail of all town centre charity shops where you can volunteer, donate or shop. Download the app for free by searching for ‘LoyalFree’ on the iTunes Store or Google Play Store or by visiting: www.loyalfreeco.uk/download