Local businesses out in force to support charity

Weston Hospicecare has had overwhelming support for ‘The Big Drop’ from several local businesses.

The Sovereign Centre, Asda, Cadbury House Club & Spa, Brean Leisure Park, Cheddar Garden Centre and Worlebury Golf Club are all hosting donation sites for the charity during The Big Drop from 16 – 23 May.

The week-long event will see Weston Hospicecare asking for the local community to donate any un-used or un-wanted items for sale in the charity’s 16 shops.

Sarah Bostock, Marketing Manager for Weston Hospicecare said: “We’re so grateful to have had such fantastic support from local businesses and we’re looking forward to a week of mass donations and a much needed injection of stock into our shops.”

The charity can’t do it without the support of the local community and are hoping to see people turning up in droves at the donation sites during the week-long event.

Sarah added: “People often tell us that they don’t think to bring their un-wanted or un-used items to us as they don’t think we need it but that’s not the case. We’ve seen a decline in the level of donations to our shops over the last year; that’s why we decided to host The Big Drop.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to bring in their donations, to locations they visit on a regular basis. Whether large or small, as long as it’s in good condition everything is hugely welcome and will be gratefully received!”

Weston Hospicecare is asking for anything from clothes, accessories, toys, books, DVDs, CDs and games, to furniture, homeware and kitchenware. If you have any larger items, contact the charity who can arrange a home collection with you.

To support your local Hospice and help them stock their shops, take your donations to your nearest donation point during ‘The Big Drop’:

Cadbury House Club & Spa
Wednesday 16th May
10:00am – 3:00pm

The Sovereign Centre
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May
9:00am – 5:00pm
10:30am – 4:30pm (Sunday)

Cheddar Garden Centre
Friday 18th May
10:00 – 3:00pm

Wrington Reading Room
Saturday 19th May
10:00am – 12:00pm

Asda – Weston-super-Mare
Monday 21st – Tuesday 22nd May
9:30am – 4:30pm

Brean Leisure Park
Tuesday 22nd May
10:00am – 3:00pm

Worlebury Golf Club
Tuesday 22nd May
1:30pm – 5:30pm

For more information about The Big Drop visit www.the-big-drop.co.uk or call the team on 01934 423960.