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Hospiscare Shops are getting ready to re-open!

After many weeks of closure, we’re working hard to re-open our Hospiscare shops and get back to raising vital funds to care for Hospiscare patients.

We’re closely following all the latest government guidance to make sure we keep our customers, volunteers and staff safe. Preparations are underway to re-open our shops on a phased basis, starting with the Online shop team and the Exeter Warehouse in March Barton.

 

Exeter Warehouse opening for Donations from Monday 29 June

The Hospiscare Warehouse in Exeter will be opening its doors to accept good quality donations Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July,10 am to 2 pm.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept donations of furniture or children’s toys at the moment. Find out more about items we are unable to accept as donations here.

 

Exeter Warehouse Shop re-opening on Monday 6 July

We’re excited to welcome our customers back to the Exeter Warehouse store from Monday 6 July, we’ll be operating with reduced opening days and hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am - 3 pm and closed on Sundays. We’ll only be accepting card payments and there’ll be other safety measures in place throughout the store.

 

Selected shops in Exeter, Exmouth, Cullompton and Crediton re-opening Friday 10 July

The following Hospiscare shops will be re-opening on Friday 10 July:

Fore Street, Exeter

South Street Book and Vintage Shop, Exeter

Exeter Road, Exmouth

The Parade, Exmouth

24 Fore Street, Cullompton

 

We’ll be operating with reduced opening days and hours for shopping: Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 3 pm and closed Sunday’s and Monday’s. Please note that we will only be accepting donations between the hours of 3 - 4 pm, don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation!  If possible, it would be great if you could call the shop in advance to make sure we can accommodate your donation as we are expecting high levels of donations when we initially re-open and don’t want to disappoint you.  Find your nearest shop here.

 

We’re working hard to get our other shops and services up and running again

We’ll be updating this page with more information about our collections, deliveries and house clearance services and when we plan to open the remainder of our shops.

 

Donation Guidelines

After many weeks of lockdown, we’re anticipating a large number of donations. You can help by pre-sorting your donations before bringing them to us and by donating your items in batches if you have a large amount.

Unfortunately, for now, we won’t be able to accept donations of furniture or children’s toys. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we really appreciate your patience.

Find out more about items we are unable to accept as donations here.

 

Safety Measures

Keeping our lovely staff, volunteers and customers safe is extremely important. We’re carefully following government advice and are putting safety measures in place including:

 

  • Strictly following social distancing guidelines
  • Providing hand sanitiser stations to customers entering or leaving the shop
  • Limiting the number of people in the shop at any one time
  • Accepting card payments only
  • Ensure  face coverings and other PPE are available for staff and volunteers
  • Quarantining donated goods for 72 hours prior to sorting them.
  • Regularly sanitising surfaces  and cleaning the shop throughout the day

 

 We’re looking forward to seeing you soon

We’re excited to be carefully re-opening some of our shops. Not only do they help raise much-needed funds to provide patient care but they’re also an important part of the local community and we look forward to welcoming back our wonderful customers and volunteers. Thank you so much for your continued patience and support!