We are sorry to announce that all of our high street shops and furniture warehouse are now closed under tier 4 restrictions. We hope to be able to reopen again soon but in the meantime please can we remind you not to leave donations outside our shops as there is no one there to remove them.
Our eBay shop and Gift shop online shop are both still open for business.
We would like to wish you all a safe and Happy New Year!
COVID- 19 Shop opening times and Donations
All St Mary’s Hospice Shops and Warehouse are now open, please check here for the latest updates or Google anyone of our shops and current opening times are displayed alongside any other current information regarding trading.
Due to the COIVD-19 safety guidance for shops we need to quarantine all donations for 48 hours before we can sort them, therefore if you are wishing to donate to one of our shops please call for a timeslot in which to do so. This massively helps us not to be overloaded especially in our little shops with limited space, thank you for your understanding and support
We would like to thank all our customers and donors for your support and hope you and your families all stay well.
St Mary’s Risk Assessment
Here’s the latest Risk Assessment for how the St Mary’s shops will be operating to work safely during Covid.
St Mary’s hospice has 7 shops which include a furniture warehouse and a gift shop; the aim of these is to provide a regular and sustainable source of income that supports the good work of South Cumbria’s only adult hospice.
To us, our shops are the public face of St Mary’s and bring awareness of what we do into the heart of all our communities. We share the love for St Mary’s through the sale of fantastic items at great prices.
We believe our shops should reflect the same high standards of excellence and professionalism that are found in our delivery of services. For this reason we try to offer all of our supporters the most attractive shopping experience possible and always with a warm welcome. We want you to find a bargain but enjoy shopping at the same time!
Click here to find a shop near you
Each of our shops have their own personality and style, we have award winning window displays and an army of fantastic and friendly volunteers. If you love shopping with us then grab a supporters card from any of our shops and earn points whilst you spend. Ask for details in any of our shops or the Furniture warehouse (excludes the Orangery Gift shop)
We are always looking for volunteers to help in our shops. To see our current vacancies click here for more details, just 3 hours a week can make a huge difference.
If you would like to keep up to date on the latest news from St Mary’s shops then read our blog “Shop Chatter”, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Get involved by liking, commenting and sharing #SMHshop
Did you know that by sending your unwanted books, games, CDs and DVDs to Ziffit you can make a donation directly to St Mary’s Hospice?
Whoever said that charity begins at home was right – this is a simple way to fundraise for us and still stay safe at home by turning decluttering into donations.
Ziffit is a company we use to raise funds from these items during normal trading. While we all wait for the shops to reopen you can help us by sending items directly to them and choosing to donate the amount straight to us.
They have partnered with Virgin Money Giving to provide a new and easy way to support our Hospice and with free collection by courier for boxes over 5kg you don’t even need to leave the house!
Those pennies really do make pounds and we will receive 100% of the trade value so if you have been spring cleaning whilst at home and would like to give it a try then please click on the link
In just 4 steps you can go from clutter to cash:
1. Once you have created your account on the Ziffit site enter the barcodes to get the prices for your items.
2. Once you have added your items to the basket hit the green “Complete Trade button”.
The next screen you see asks what you would like to do with the proceeds – choose ” Donation”
3. Into the charity search bar type “St Mary’s Hospice” . Don’t forget the apostrophe!
4. Choose St Mary’s Hospice from the search results. This is confirmed on the next screen , where you can also add gift aid.
Now you can continue through the Ziffit screens to arrange collection of your parcel 🙂
Sit back and congratulate yourself with a big THANK YOU from us!