UPDATE 23 July 20: Bags of generosity, thank you so much for all your wonderful donations. We appreciate all that you are doing to support us and hope that if we can't take your items immediately that you will hold on to them for us as all your donations raise money that directly benefit the patients and their families that the Hospice supports, allowing us to make every moment matter for those under our care.
We are accepting donations on Monday & Tuesday from 10am - 1pm, at the following locations:-
New Milton shop, 67 Station Road, New Milton BH25 6HY - 01425 638509
Shirley shop, 28 Shirley High Street, Shirley SO15 3NG - 02380 771159
Hythe Fairview, 9/10 Fairview Parade, Beaulieu Road, Hythe. Phone - 02380 844250
Lymington Craft Shop, St Thomas St, Lymington SO41 9NA - 07761 013970
We are asking that only small bags of donations are taken to the Lymington Craft Shop and Shirley Shop. For your convenience larger donations can be brought to the rear of the New Milton Shop and Hyther Fairview Shop.
We are now able to take small bags of donated clothing direct at our high St shops in Totton ,Hythe ,Lymington boutique and Lymington children’s shops Wednesday between 9am to 10am.
Please do not bring Books, CD's or DVD's at this time.
If you have any questions about donations or the times please do get in touch with the relevant location, they will be very happy to help you with your enquiry.
Our shops rely on your good quality donated items and we are particularly looking for:-
- Ladies, men's and children's clothes, shoes and accessories
- Ornaments, china and glassware in good clean condition
- Modern paperback books
- Vintage and retro items
- CDs and DVDs
- Unwanted gifts
- Small electrical appliances
- Furniture with fire labels if applicable
Unfortunately there are certain items we are unable to accept due to Health and Safety regulations or lack of public demand, these are:-
- Videos and cassettes
- Duvets and Pillows
- Safety helmets
- Child car seats
- Toys without a CE label
- Gas appliances
- Sharp knives and weapons
- White electrical goods
- Upholstered furniture without a fire label or no longer in a clean sellable condition
All donated stock will be used to the best advantage for Oakhaven and may be sold, recycled or disposed of as appropriate. This is based on our principle of getting best value for money for every kind donation.
Every penny raised by the Hospice shops is used to fund the specialist care and support to our patients and their families when they meed it most.
Alternatively you can give the gift of time, volunteers play a vital role in the success of our shops and we are always looking for additional help. If you are interested please see our becoming a volunteer section.