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Paul and Renate O’Donnell of Wood ‘n’ Things have supported Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) for 16 years and raised tens of thousands of pounds for the charity. Much to their delight, the couple recently won £1,000 in the charity’s weekly lottery.
Giving something back offers more than just a feel-good factor. For university students in a new town, lending a helping hand is also a great way to make friends, learn new skills and help their CV stand out from the crowd in a busy jobs market. Volunteering can also provide a welcome break from academia and add an extra dimension to the stereotypical university experience.
The Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) shop in Nailsea, which has been trading since 2007, has temporarily closed due to re-fit to make it bigger and better. However, during closure you’ll still be able to support the charity as it’s opening a pop-up shop during this period.
The search is still on for the mystery winner of a £1,000 lottery ticket bought in Wadebridge.
Shop manger Kirstie Madden said: “The team and I have been asking everyone coming into the shop to check their tickets.
From Monday 20th August, for four consecutive weeks, CHSW’s Little Steps store in Bristol will have some fantastic offers for customers. To kick-start this initiative, throughout the first week you can buy three items and get the cheapest one free!
The Children’s Hospice South West shop in Totnes recently celebrated its 5th birthday, with a special thank you to the volunteers and customers who have supported the shop since it opened.
The shop in High Street, Totnes, opened in July 2013, and marked five years of trading with a special cake made by shop manager’s assistant Julia Howarth to thank volunteers and customers for their continued support.
Join us 1 - 7 February 2018, at your local Children's Hospice South West shop, for an informal chat about what it is like when you volunteer in our friendly shop team.
We rely on our army of superb shop volunteers who help us run our 32 shops and raise much needed funds to support our three children's hospices. But with more volunteers we can do even more together!
Don't leave your unwanted Christmas gifts lingering in a drawer.
Help us turn them into smiles at our hospices by donating them to your local CHSW shop.
Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is excited to announce it has opened a new shop in East Walk, Yate on Wednesday 8th November
The new shop has something for everyone with a range of goods on offer, including quality women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, as well as children’s toys and games, books, media and bric-a-brac.
CHSW’s Head of Retail, Chris Judd said: