Are you using the lock down to have a Big Sort Out at home? If you are, Hope House Children’s Hospices would love you to bag and box up your unwanted items and earmark them for our charity shops.

We have 15 shops spread across Mid and North Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire that every year raise thousands of pounds to help us provide care and support for terminally ill local children and their families.

Although they are currently closed, the shops will need new stock once they are able to re-open safely.

Especially wanted are seasonal clothes for men, women and children; shoes, bags, ties, belts, jewellery and other accessories; bric-a-brac and collectables; bedding and curtains; and CDs, DVDs and vinyl LPs.

Our Commercial Director Andy Fergus said that the stores would remain closed until it was possible to re-open safely within government guidelines, with the welfare of staff, volunteers, donors and shoppers being paramount.

“In the meantime, if our supporters are able to continue to earmark donations for us that would be a fantastic way to help the hospices,” he added.

“When it is safe for us to reopen and receive the donations of stock we will make an announcement, but while our shops are closed we would ask people not to leave donations outside our shops and not to take them to the hospices.

“We look forward to the day when we can open our shop doors again, but in the meantime stay safe everyone.”