Barnsley Hospice launches second sustainable clothing collection

Barnsley Hospice has announced that they will launch their second ‘A Heart as Big as Barnsley’ collection to raise funds for care and support provided by the hospice.

The ‘A Heart as Big as Barnsley’ campaign was first launched in October 2022 and is designed to re-purpose second hand clothing donated to the Hospice Retail Hub in Dodworth. The items are then printed with a design containing the phrase ‘A Heart as Big as Barnsley’, chosen to represent the generosity and compassion of the local community. 

For this second collection, a new design has been created by Josh Griffin at FYI Studios, a local designer from Penistone. This year’s design adopts a varsity style – drawing inspiration from the town’s rich sporting history. 

Josh Griffin at FYI Studios said: “It has been a pleasure to be able to donate my design and help support this great campaign. 

“As a local designer, it’s great to give back to the community and help the hospice raise as much money as possible. I look forward to seeing people wearing the designs and getting behind a worthy cause.”

Barnsley Hospice’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nurse, Martine Tune, said: 

“After the success of our first ‘A Heart as Big as Barnsley’ campaign, we are pleased to introduce this new collection. 

“Buying a piece from the collection is a great way to support the work we do at the hospice, promote sustainability and represent this incredible town. Thank you to Josh Griffin at FYI Studios for donating the fantastic design for this collection.”

The Barnsley Hospice Retail Hub is located on the Fall Bank Industrial Estate in Dodworth. Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.

The collection of t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts ranges from £15-£25 in price and will be available from the Barnsley Hospice Retail Hub on Monday, 19 June. However, customers can purchase them early at the Retail Hub’s stall at Barnsley Live on Saturday, 17 June.

The hospice, based in Gawber, needs to raise £3.5 million each year to fund patient care and support for families. It relies entirely on fundraising and donations to achieve this amount. An additional £1.7m grant is provided by the NHS.


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