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Monday, June 22, 2020

Hospice plans limited opening to accept donations

* Nightingales Priory Street entrance in Wrexham.

Nightingale House Hospice is getting ready to receive donated quality items for its retail stores, starting this week.

Its new Donation Station is opening up for three days only with a designated drive-up and drop-off point at Priory Street, Wrexham. This is at the rear of its flagship Nightingales store on Regent Street.

The retail team have been busy putting social distancing procedures in place to ensure you can drop off your unwanted items in a safe and organised way.

The Donation Station will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 25, 26 and 27, from 10am - 2.30pm.

Measures have been put in place to minimise the handling of stock. All donated items should be placed in boxes and bags.

The hospice says it is important to remember that this is for donations during these dates and times only and its retail shops are not yet open. 

Donors are asked not to leave any items outside the Regent Street shop as the hospice says this causes a lot of mess and costs much-needed funds to have them removed.

This will be the first time the hospice’s retail arm has accepted unwanted items since the lockdown began when all its shops closed their doors, cutting off a vital income stream for the hospice.

Nightingales Retail is asking its supporters if they would only bring us items  they would purchase themselves and to sort carefully through anything they wish to donate. It costs the hospice money to have unsaleable items taken away.

Katie Roberts, Head of Retail at Nightingale House said:“Our supporters are asking us when we will re-open our shops, as many of them have taken the opportunity to declutter their homes during the past few months. 

"They are telling us that they have been saving their items to be donated to the hospice shops which is great news for us.We hope to announce plans to gradually re-open our shops in the next couple of weeks to tie in with government guidelines.”

For a list of items the hospice is unable to accept, go to:

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