A Decade of Giving at Primrose Hospice Headless Cross Shop
10 years ago, in January 2014, Primrose Hospice & Family Support Centre opened our 5th charity shop in Headless Cross, with visions of the shop being a hub for furniture sales and donation drop offs.
From the moment the shop opened the we realised sales would exceed expectations and donations would be far higher than anticipated. The shop soon started selling homeware and bric-a- brac, which now sells on average 500 items per week.
Richard, Shop Manager, said: “Working for Primrose Hospice, at Headless Cross, is like Christmas every day, as we never know what is coming in through the door. Every donation helps the Hospice achieve so much, assisting people during those difficult times. Of course, we cannot do this without the support and dedication of our team of excellent volunteers, within a harmonious atmosphere, and we have lots of fun the same time.”
In the last decade, the shop has raised over £1M for Primrose Hospice and now sells around 33 items of furniture per week, with a minimum of 24 collections and 24 deliveries every week.
One of their amazing volunteers said: “Volunteering to me is the friendship and the feeling of belonging to a charity that helps a lot of people through difficult times. I feel I am giving back after all the support that got me through a hard time.”
We would like to thank all our volunteers, not only at our Headless Cross Shop, but across the whole Hospice. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to provide the care and support to many patients and families across North East Worcestershire.
Take a look at our short film to learn a bit more about our Headless Cross shop below:
It costs Primrose Hospice £1.95 million to provide their care and support for free to those that need them. Primrose Hospice & Family Support Centre offer care and advice to patients living with a life-limiting illness. They also support families who have experienced a bereavement or who have a family member living with a life limiting illness in the North East Worcestershire area.