At Isabel Hospice we are incredibly lucky to be supported by so many fantastic staff and volunteers who at this time crisis are going the extra mile for our patients and their families. We have a ray of sunshine amongst all the dark skies in that 12 of our 18 charity shops, have managed to remain open, despite staff and volunteer shortages, as they have had to self-isolate.
As we have had to postpone or cancel our fundraising events for the next few months, the Hospice really needs your support in the current crisis we are facing. We are estimating a real challenge as income falls, so if you can shop with Isabel Hospice you will be helping to ensure the provision of our care for local people living with a life-limiting illness over the next few months as our income inevitably falls.
Our 12 shops are stocked full of great things to buy, whether you are preparing to hunker down and want cosy jumpers, PJs or comfy clothes, or deciding to do some exercise challenges and want some running gear, or leisure wear. Also, just to reassure you all our clothes are freshly steamed and furniture cleaned before anything goes on sale. We have some great toys and games to keep the kids entertained, and if your kids are bored of what they have, why not donate them to one of our shops and pick up something different for them.
And, our eBay shop has some really wonderful things up for auction to sort your home shopping fix! We are currently asking for donations of some high value items, for us to auction, to pay for high quality nursing care. If you have any cameras, jewellery/watches, good quality clothes, shoes & bags, games consoles/games, record players/hi fi systems or sealed toiletries we need them!
If you want to drop your donated items off without entering a shop, you can bring them to our Welcome Centre at 61 Bridge Road East, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1JR as we have a large parking area, and you can leave your donations at the door, during our opening times, without coming in. We are open at present, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm.
We will be producing some great virtual challenges over the next few days, so keep an eye on our social media for lots of challenges to support the Hospice. Thank you.”
David Badger - Director Income Generation and Marketing
Open shops (as of 20th March)
1. Bishop's Stortford
5. Hatfield Town Centre 1
6. Hatfield Town Centre 2
7. Hoddesdon Furniture and Electrical shop
9. Waltham Cross
10. Welwyn Garden City – Haldens
11. Welwyn Garden City – Frethern Road
12. Welwyn Garden City – Stonehills
Isabel Hospice Ebay and Amazon shops
Temporarily closed shops
4. Hoddesdon (clothes not furniture)
5. Waltham Abbey