Cornwall’s biggest chain of charity shops has just contributed more than a million pounds to the care provided at the counties two adult hospices. The profit was made over the 2021/22 financial year by Cornwall Hospice Care’s 25 stores that stretch from Bude to Penzance. It’s only the second time in the charity’s 42-year history that the contribution has tipped the million-pound mark.

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Graham Clarke is the charity’s Finance Director; “Despite the challenges of the pandemic in the last financial year, our shops and our shoppers helped achieve a profit of £1,017,230. It’s a remarkable result and it’s thanks to our donors and shoppers and our staff and volunteers who all deserve a huge thank you.”

During the financial year, more than 45,000 cars delivered donated goods to the Cornwall Hospice Care Donation Centres, pre-loved items that were then sold on in support of the charity’s work at Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospices. Graham Clarke again; “We sold 970,000 individual items of donated stock and we’re very aware that a lot of that could have ended up in land fill if we hadn’t been there to collect it in, sort it and sell it on.”

Lou Ranford (pictured below) is the Ward Sister at St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle; “This extraordinary figure proves that donating to and shopping with our charity really does help make a difference. Without this profit that helps fund the work we do; we couldn’t provide the care we offer terminally ill patients and their families.”

You can view a special thank you film here – Cornwall Hospice Care Retail success message to our shoppers and donors – YouTube

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