Saint Francis Hospice‘s retail charity stores in Wanstead, Romford, and Harold Hill are now welcoming bargain hunters, shopping for pre-loved goods once again. They’re the first of the Hospice’s stores to reopen since the lockdown began.
‘After almost 85 days of not being able to serve our customers and raise vital funds for our Hospice, we’re so pleased to be back trading,’ said Michelle Nicholls, Director of Retail and Trading.
‘The first week has gone exceptionally well. All customers have received a warm welcome and found some fantastic bargains in a new safe way. Our donation stations have also been bustling. Thank you to everyone who has returned to our stores to shop or donate, and is supporting our new way of working.’
The Hospice’s Romford Electrical Store and Harold Hill Furniture Store are still closed to shoppers but they are currently donation stations, where you can drop off your goods. The donation stations’ opening hours are 10 am–4 pm.
You can also donate to the Hospice’s warehouse at Ashton Gate in Harold Hill. All stock will be quarantined for 72 hours, as the Hospice works to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Please don’t leave donations outside any of the stores, as they will sadly go to waste. At the moment, the Hospice is still not collecting or delivering any donations or sold items. House clearances are also on hold until it’s safe to resume.