5th November 2015

New St Richard’s Department Store in Malvern Link

St Richard’s Hospice is opening a larger department store in Malvern Link to build on the success of its current popular charity shop.

The newly refitted shop is just across the road from the present store and will offer approximately double the size for clothing. The charity shop will also incorporate furniture, household, electrical and linen items.

The shop will be unveiled to customers on Saturday, 14th November at 9.30am.

The existing St Richard’s shop will be converted into a specialist book shop.

Danny Corns, St Richard’s Commercial Director, said; “We are really looking forward to opening this large and airy new store in Malvern Link. We have many loyal hospice supporters in the area and we are excited about welcoming them to the store where we will be able to offer them a much improved shopping experience.”

He added, “We have developed a very successful chain of shops across the county and are lucky to benefit from the dedication of our volunteers and the local community who generously support the hospice.”

High street shops are a charity’s face within the community and offer an easy way for people to get involved with the organisation by donating their unwanted items, and purchasing second-hand goods no longer required by others. Last year, the hospice’s 18 shops across Worcestershire achieved a turnover of £2.3 million by selling good quality clothes, bric-a-brac, books and furniture donated by local people.

Mr Corns explained, “St Richard’s Hospice is committed to offering a high quality experience for people visiting its shops and to maximising the money raised from donated items. A programme of store refurbishment has kept us ahead of the game compared to other charities, increasing the number of people visiting the shops to either donate or purchase items. The profits all help St Richard’s to continue our compassionate, specialist care to those living with life threatening illness and support for their loved ones.”

The Malvern shop will be operating a collection of donated furniture on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for the new shop. To discuss collection please telephone the shop on 01684 568999.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.