1st March 2024

Hospice to open its first clearance shop 

A collage of two images side-by-side with a thin blue border around them. The image on the left is of Esther, shop manager, standing outside the hospice's first shop in Barnards Green. The photo on the right shows the inside of the store as preparations are underway to get it ready to open as a clearance shop.

CUSTOMERS will soon be able to bag a bargain at a hospice’s clearance shop in Barnards Green, Malvern. 

St Richard’s Hospice is reinventing its premises at 1B Court Road, Barnards Green, into its first clearance shop which will open on Tuesday, April 2 at 9.30am. 

The shop will stock clothing, accessories, toys, books and bric-a-brac which have not sold at its 17 shops across Worcestershire. 

Items will be on sale for reduced prices of £5 and under. The lowest-priced items will be available to buy individually or in a bundle of 10 for £5. 

Dan Corns, Commercial Director at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “This shop will be all about sustainable shopping, prolonging the life of donated items and promoting reuse and recycling.  

“It will also offer customers bargain price goods and a final chance to snap up some great items which have not yet caught the eye of shoppers in our other stores. 

“As with all our shops, the funds raised by this store will help us continue to provide free care for patients with serious, progressive illnesses, their loved ones and bereaved people across the county.” 

The clearance shop will be situated in the hospice’s previous Barnards Green shop premises.  

St Richard’s opened a second charity shop in Barnards Green last December, which can be found at 110-112 Barnards Green Road. This expansion into a bigger premises followed the success of the first store in the town.

The hospice is appealing for volunteers to support its clearance shop, which will open Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm. 

To find out more, visit www.strichards.org.uk/support-us/volunteering/volunteering-vacancies/volunteer-at-barnards-green-clearance-shop