Our Hospice Retail Hub opens its doors

Photo of the opening of the Barnsley Hospice retail hub. Three ladies are pictured in the new clothes shop. Two of the ladies are holding an orange ribbon and the central lady is ready to cut the ribbon.

Barnsley Hospice has opened its new charity superstore in Dodworth. The ‘Barnsley Hospice Retail Hub’ will sell clothing, furniture, homeware, electricals and home entertainment goods, including books, records and DVDs. Sales will play a vital role in fundraising for the hospice which needs to raise more than £2 million a year to fund patient care.

Barnsley Hospice retail operations manager Stephen Hatfield said: “We look forward to welcoming people from across Barnsley to our new Retail Hub which provides a new, spacious and Covid-secure shopping environment for our supporters.” 

The Retail Hub was officially opened by long-term Barnsley Hospice volunteer and fundraiser Judy Holling of Dodworth.

Judy, aged 74, said: “The hospice means so much to me and I like to do all I can to support it. Hospice care is very important for so many families who need it and I really hope people will come to our new Retail Hub and support us.”

Judy, a regular volunteer at Barnsley Hospice’s Donation Centre on the same site as the Retail Hub, added: “We’re one big happy family working together here to get stuff sorted out and on sale. The team has done an amazing job carrying on in these times and getting the Retail Hub ready for opening.”

The Retail Hub is now open Mondays to Saturdays 9am – 5pm (and will always follow Government Covid-19 retail opening restrictions). Based on Fall Bank Industrial Estate, Dodworth opposite the main entrance to KDA wholesale, it is a short drive from Barnsley’s M1 junction 37 and a five-minute walk from Dodworth train station. For SAT NAV use S75 3LS. Free parking is available.

Barnsley Hospice Donation Centre is also now open for donations of sellable goods Mondays to Fridays between 10am and 2pm. Every donated item will be quarantined for 72 hours. 

To find out more visit the Hospice Retail Hub Facebook page or call 01226 240908.

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