ST RAPHAEL’S HOSPICE OPENS THEIR DOORS TO NEW DONATION CENTRE
ST RAPHAEL’S HOSPICE OPENS THEIR DOORS TO
NEW DONATION CENTRE
MINDFUL SHOPPING & DONATIONS MADE EASY
Local charity, St Raphael’s Hospice, have opened the doors of their relocated Donation Centre in the heart of Sutton. Windsor House is home to the new centre, conveniently located across the road from their previous site and designed with the community at its heart.
The exciting space acts as a central hub for donations, both large and small, which are then sorted and distributed for sale across 11 of the charity’s retail shops. It is also a sales outlet to shop from, specialising in furniture, homeware, toys and lifestyle goods. All profits from the sales support the Hospice, which provides free specialist palliative and end of life care to one in four people in Merton and Sutton.
“It is incredibly exciting for the sustainability of our Hospice to relocate our Donation Centre and open our doors into a space that has been designed to make the process of dropping off donations simple and efficient.” Sara Jane Woods, Commercial Director of St Raphael’s
TURNING PRE-LOVED ITEMS INTO THE CARE OF THE COMMUNITY
Sara Jane Woods, Commercial Director of St Raphael’s, explains: “We hope that by making it convenient to drop off bags of pre-loved goods, no matter the size, people will think of us the next time they’re having a clear-out. It’s also really easy to Gift Aid those donations or to sign up when you come to the donation centre, making them worth 25% more, at no extra cost to you. Turning pre-loved items into the care of our community is a true win for our planet and our patients.”
It costs £6.5m to run St Raphael’s Hospice each year, and the NHS contributes just 25% of that total, so raising funds through their shops and donations is vital for the charity.
This wouldn’t be possible without the support of the community and St Raphael’s valued family of volunteers. In preparation for the Donation Centre’s opening month and beyond, the charity invites everyone to pop in, shop, donate and volunteer where they can – helping to continue caring for the communities of Merton and Sutton.
JOIN OUR NEW DONATION CENTRE TEAM
Interested in becoming a retail volunteer? St Raphael’s would love for you to join their team! New roles include: Front of house, Volunteer Welfare Welcome & Gift Aid, Van Drivers Storing & Preparation.
For more info, contact St Raphael’s Supporter Care team at 020 8254 2450 or apply online at straphaels.org.uk/retailvolunteering
St Raphael’s Donation Centre is now open 7 days a week and can be found at Ground Floor, Windsor House, Sutton SM1 4AU. If you would like to donate to the charity or become a Donation Centre volunteer, please visit straphaels.org.uk