Gift card the perfect choice for big hearted hospice shop - The Worcester Observer

Gift card the perfect choice for big hearted hospice shop

Worcester Editorial 22nd Aug, 2023   0

ST RICHARD’S Hospice is now accepting The Charity Shop Gift Card in its stores — the only nationally accepted, multi-retailer gift card that can be spent exclusively in charity shops.

The Charity Shop Gift Card is a not-for-profit that has been developed and launched in association with the Charity Retail Association.

St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, is now selling and accepting the card in its 17 shops in the area.

Dan Corns, commercial director for St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We’re excited for our shops to get involved with this unique scheme.

“The voucher allows for positive environmental action in the wider community, something which is vital in today’s world.

“We expect charity shopping to continue its rapid growth, as people recognise the benefits of shopping pre-loved.”

The gift card for good is being accepted by regional charities in most areas of the UK and in the national network of shops run by Marie Curie, Shelter, Crisis, YMCA and The Children’s Society.

St Richard’s Hospice joins Acorns Children’s Hospice in accepting the card in the region.

The scheme will support the growing second-hand revolution, which is helping to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. It will also help national and regional charities boost their own income by giving them their first collective opportunity to tap into the £7billion-a-year gift card market.

St Richard’s Hospice is an independent charity caring for adults with a serious progressive illness.

Each year it supports more than 3,100 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

It costs £9.72m to run the hospice and St Richard’s relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with the remainder funded by the NHS.


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