Notice to our customers and supporters – 24th March 2020
With a heavy heart, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our shop in Kidderminster, along with all 18 other shops and our warehouse in Worcestershire. This is to protect staff, volunteers, donors and customers from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
We have the most fantastic support from the people of Worcestershire and we very much look forward to welcoming everyone back when the government advises it is safe to open our doors once again.
In the mean-time, we are kindly asking our supporters not to leave donations outside our shops. We are also suspending all furniture and other donation collections for the time being.
You can read our full statement here. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time.
The spacious premises, spanning two floors, can be found at 17-18 High Street.
Along with clothing, varied bric-a-brac, CDs, DVDs, there is an impressive collection of around 12,000 books for literature-lovers to browse. On the first floor we also have a furniture department with items also for sale on the ground floor.
The premises were carefully chosen for their excellent location in the heart of Kidderminster and will help raise awareness of the charity – which supports patients from the area at its In-patient Unit in Worcester.
Currently, the hospice has 18 shops and a warehouse spread across the county – spanning towns in north Worcestershire including Bewdley and Stourport, right down to Broadway in the picturesque Cotswolds.
Thanks to our staff, volunteers and customers, each year the hospice sells around 205,000 items of clothing, 85,000 items of bric-a-brac, 90,000 books and 7,000 items of furniture.
This goes a tremendous way towards helping St Richard’s fund its compassionate, free care to patients living with a serious progressive illness, their families and bereaved people across the county.
17/18 High Street
(Corner of 79/84 Worcester Street, Kidderminster DY10 2DJ)
Tel: 01562 540002
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday’s from the 17th November 2019 from 11am – 4pm
Chance to volunteer at shop
Volunteering in our shops can be an extremely varied and rewarding experience as there is a whole range of areas to work in – from manning the till to creating eye-catching window displays and sorting and pricing the many donations.
For many volunteers, the experience they gain working in the hospice’s shops benefits them in the long-term – with previous volunteers going on to secure permanent work in the retail sector with skills learned as a volunteer.
If you have recently visited one of our shops we should be grateful if you would complete our short customer service survey, thank you.
If you are interested in volunteering at this shop and would like more information please click Discover how you can become a St Richard’s shop volunteer
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
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.