Hospice dress agency celebrates first birthday

21st February 2019

A hospice is celebrating the first birthday of its designer dress agency in Bromsgrove.

St Richard’s Hospice opened its Mill Lane-based shop, named Déjà Vu, at this time last year and is inviting people to come and mark the occasion and enjoy a slice of cake on Saturday, February 23.

The shop is a dress agency which gives customers the chance to sell their designer items and receive a percentage back – while supporting the care of the Worcester-based hospice.

Dan Corns, Commercial Director at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “The year has whizzed by and we’re delighted that local people are supporting us.”

He added: “This unique way of selling your designer and high-end, high street clothes through the agency offers a very different experience for St Richard’s customers.

“Proceeds raised by the shop will help fund our free care to patients living with a serious progressive illness, their families and bereaved people across Worcestershire.”

Shoppers can browse and buy during opening hours Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm. And there will be sweets available in the shop next week, as part of the celebrations.

Anyone interested in selling their clothing or accessories can make an appointment by calling 01527 837863.

Volunteers with a passion for fashion and an eye for detail are also needed to help at the shop. They can gain a new experience through volunteering, make a difference to hospice care and meet new people. If you are interested in getting involved please call the Volunteering Team on 01905 763963 or pop into the store.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.