Visiting our hospices, shops and donation centres


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue with Covid-safe procedures.

At our hospices we must protect our vulnerable patients, so all front-line staff continue to wear the necessary and extra PPE on the wards and visitors are being asked to carry on wearing masks if they are able to. At present we can only welcome designated patient visitors into our hospices – we are unable to welcome other visitors at this time.

In all of our shops and donation centres, staff, volunteers and customers are required to wear masks/visors in line with latest government Covid-19 guidance (unless exempt) and till screens and sanitiser stations remain. We’re continuing to restrict numbers entering the shops at any one time.  We hope you understand our stance – without the income from our shops we can’t operate our hospices.

Shops & Donation Centres


Happy New Year!  Our shops are back open from Tuesday 4th January 2022, after a well earned break over the festive period.

Our Donation Centres are also back open from Tuesday 4th January, so if you’ve taken the opportunity to have a tidy up in the break, or have unwanted Christmas gifts, donate them to us!

Due to Covid-19 we’re continuing to ask you to only donate items via our designated Donation Centres, where we have room to quarantine items for 72 hours before processing.  Please don’t leave donations outside our shops at any time.

Upcoming Events

A new year has dawned and for many, that can mean taking up a new challenge.  If the running bug has bitten you, why not set your sights on our Run Falmouth Half Marathon in March 2022?

It’s our 10th anniversary race this year around the challenging but stunning route around Falmouth and the surrounding countryside and coastline and is the 4th race in the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix series, sponsored by Cornwall Glass.  The race is managed and organised by Cornwall Hospice Care, working along with Falmouth Road Runners.


Community Services

Although our Community Services face to face venues are temporarily closed, we are still here for you.  We have a Listening Ear service, a virtual Community Friendship Café on Facebook and advice on our self-help page. Please click the link below to find out more.


Our shops need you!

We need volunteers across our shops, donation centres and events. Volunteers are vital to our charity and you will gain new skills and friendships. Can you give your gift of time? Click volunteer below to find out more.

Find shop and donation centre opening hours here. Our teams can’t wait to welcome you in store, please follow all Covid-19 guidance when shopping and donating with us.  You can check what items we CAN’T accept, see example fire labels and download a Gift Aid form by clicking HERE.


Cornwall Hospice Care Covid-19 statement

Cornwall Hospice Care has ensured Covid-19 risk assessments have been carried out in all areas of our charity. Where required, adjustments have been made to ensure working environments are as Covid secure as is practically possible.

The safety of our patients, their families, our staff, volunteers, customers and supporters is paramount. We work closely with all relevant authorities and advisory bodies to ensure we are following current guidelines, implementing any changes as necessary.

Thank you!

In these challenging times our world has changed in many different ways. However, the one constant has been the care we provide at our two hospices that have remained open 24/7 admitting patients to our 20 end-of-life and specialist palliative care beds.

As a charity we rely heavily on the support of the people of Cornwall, people like you, who leave us legacies, support our virtual fundraising events, play our lottery and donate to, and buy in, our shops and donation centres.

Thank you, we need you now more than ever!


St Julia’s Hospice is rated Outstanding.

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice is rated Good.