Support our St David’s Hospice Shops
In this sudden era of self-isolation and home working, it would be an opportune time to have a leisurely spring clean and declutter. As well as a good cathartic task, it’s a great way to support St David’s Hospice!
St David’s Hospice has 26 shops across the counties of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey. Thanks to the continued support of the community and the generosity of excellent quality donations from the public, the Hospice shops produce a vital stream of predictable, sustainable income for the Hospice.
Sadly, all our shops and Donation Centres are closed, inline with COVID19 guidelines and remain closed until we get the go ahead to re-open. Please avoid leaving donations on doorsteps as staff are not able to take them in, Your valuable donation could become either ruined by the weather or stolen.
We would really appreciated if you could set aside your pre-loved items for St David’s Hospice. They will be of great use to St David’s and raise much-needed cash for local hospice care.
Don’t forget – Please Gift Aid your donation
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, which means your donations will be worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you. If you Gift Aid your donations we can claim back from the government 25p for every £1 you donate to the St David’s Hospice.
How to Gift Aid your donations?
Download a Gift Aid Declaration Form, print and complete. Please hand it in the form with your donated items.
Then we can increase the value of your donations, at no extra cost to you.
What items are we able to accept
Please click here for a list of items are we able to accept at our Hospice shops.
Top tips for a clear out
Organisation is the key
Write ‘Keep’, ‘Throw’ and ‘Donate to St David’s Hospice’ on three pieces of paper and create clear piles of what you will keep, throw away (responsibly, of course!) and put aside to donate to charity.
Is it functional?
Ask yourself, does this item have a purpose? Is it useful in your everyday life? If not, consider whether it adds value in other ways. If it doesn’t, it could be time to set it aside.
Have you used/looked at/worn it in the last year?
We often keep things out of habit, and sometimes we simply stop ‘noticing’ items and objects because they have been there for so long. Be ruthless and take each item and really think, have you used/looked at/worn it in the last year? If the answer is ‘no’, then what are the chances that you will in the next year. Could this item be repurposed? Or given a new home?
Does it fit you?
It won’t be the first time, and it probably won’t be the last either, but sometimes we buy clothes that we promise ourselves to slim in to, and never actually get around to committing to it. These clothes remain unworn hanging in wardrobes for aeons. Give them a new lease of life, and let go of the guilt and pressure surrounding that particular item. Another slightly depressing wardrobe fact is that we naturally outgrow clothes as our bodies change shape with time. Try on your entire collection and see what comfortably fits – if there’s a few things which are a little too tight, or a little too big, consider altering them or adding them on the ‘donate’ pile.
Could it benefit someone else? Could someone else make use of it?
Take on another perspective when having a clear out – consider each item, and if you aren’t using/wearing it, could someone else? Is there any life/wear left in the item that someone else could enjoy?
(Thank you to the Charity Retail Association for these top tips)