Alice House Hospice loses £15k a week with charity shops shut from COVID-19

Alice House cares for hundreds of people throughout Hartlepool and east Durham, each and every year.

Hospice care creates a safe environment for both the patient and their family, with care and support available from diagnoses and at anytime during their journey.

Services are supported by a Consultant led Multi-Disciplinary Team, and it is this specialist team which creates a holistic approach to each individual persons care plan, enabling their unique needs and wishes to be considered.

However, Alice House is a registered charity and our team need to fundraise £3 million each year to keep the doors open to all that need us, every day of the year.

One of the main sources of income for Alice House is our 9 local charity shops.  Each of these shops opens 6 days a week with the help of an army of volunteers.  Hospice shops are a herculean feat which rely on the generosity of volunteers, shoppers and stock donors, together raising a whopping £700,000 a year.

Tracy Woodall

CEO Tracy Woodall said “2020 was to be one of our best years yet, with a 40th Anniversary and Year of the Nurse to celebrate,  but then sadly the Coronvirus pandemic broke out.  To protect the public, and Hospice Volunteers, the decision was made to close all 9 Hospice shops. This is resulting in an incredible loss of approx. £15,000 a week. 

This money was vital in making sure that for those who need hospice and end of life care during this pandemic that they can continue to get it.  We need your help to make sure this will still happen.  Any donation that you are able to give will make a difference.  Any item of clothing, piece of furniture, books, toys or bric-a-brac that you are able to hold onto until our shops are open again, will make a difference.

Together, our community will make a difference so that Alice House Hospice will be there for those who need hospice care for the next 40 years.”

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