Phased reopening of Springhill Hospice Shops
In line with Government guidelines, we will gradually begin reopening our Springhill Hospice Shops from 29th June 2020.
We’re looking forward to welcoming all our customers and donors back into our shops to help us raise vital funds to support those living with a life limiting illness.
At present, our Emporium Shop will be the only one of our shops to open from 29th June. We aim to reopen our other charity shops gradually after this date.
Safety is our biggest priority for our staff, volunteers, donors and customers, therefore we have implemented the following changes:
Our shop staff and volunteers have access to gloves, face coverings, disposable aprons, hand sanitiser (in addition to hand washing facilities) and facial tissues to make sure that we maintain the highest level of hygiene at this time. We’ve installed a perspex counter guard on our tills and a hand sanitiser station will be available for all customers in our shops.
Our shops will limit the number of customers allowed inside at any one time and we’ll have signage ensuring that shoppers always keep two metres apart from each other. All frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the day..
Ahead of reaching the shop floor, all our stock is quarantined for 72 hours. Following the 72 hours quarantine period, all clothes are steamed and items with hard surfaces cleaned with suitable cleaning material before they reach the shop floor
We’re rolling out card machines across all of our shops. In addition, our card machines will accept contactless transactions which includes the new, higher limit of £45 for contactless card payments.
Our changing rooms will remain closed in line with Government guidance.
To allow for thorough daily cleaning in the shop, safe changeover of stock, and to allow our staff to safely travel to work, our opening hours may change slightly, and this will vary from shop to shop. During these unprecedented times we’ll need your support more than ever to provide vital care to patients and their families both at the Hospice and in their own homes – so if you are able, please do bring any donations you have to our shops as and when they reopen.
If you have bought an item from The Emporium and have arranged a delivery with us, click here for information about how the delivery will work in conjunction with safety social distancing guidelines.
Donation Days - We are running Donation Days at The Emporium on the below dates;
Dates to be confirmed.
These Donation Days will only be held at The Emporium, please do not try and make donations at any of our other shops until further notice.
Before you drop off your items please read our checklist here to make sure that we are able to accept your donations.
Ensuring your donations are in line with the items we can accept
Seperate your items into categories and putting into individual bags (categories will include: Clothing, Shoes, Books, Household CD's and DVD's, etc)
Ensure bags are well sealed
Follow the instruction from Springhill staff when you arrive in the Emporium Car Park
Only one person to leave the car to hand over your donation
If you are already signed up for Gift Aid please attach a label to each bag or box with your Gift Aid number (if you have it), your surname, postcode and the date you are dropping the items off
Please be patient with us as we anticipate these days being busy. Please help by following the social distancing safety measures in place and also follow any instructions from our staff whilst you are dropping off.
Thank you for your continued support and patience at this time.
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