Weston Hospice launch ‘The Big Drop’
Later this month, Weston Hospicecare will launch ‘The Big Drop’ campaign to ask members of the public to have a clear out and bring any un-used possessions to dedicated donation points across the region.
The Big Drop’ will take place from May 16 to May 23 and full details of the donation points will be made available soon so businesses in North Somerset can drop items off.
Diana Sorrell, Director of Fundraising at Weston Hospicecare comments on the scheme: “We’re really looking forward to ‘The Big Drop’ and have some exciting things lined up. It’s so important to keep our shops stocked so we can continue to sell high quality goods at reasonable prices and help fund the vital services at the Hospice. We would not be able to support the 1300 local people we do each year without the fantastic support of our community”.
The launch of The Big Drop follows on from one of the largest single donations the charity has ever received. Weston Hospicecare’s reception was piled high with donation bags as Hospice employees and residents of Uphill pulled together stock from the charity’s 16 shops.
Over 55 bags of stock were dropped off at the dedicated drop point at the Hospice. All the donated stock will be distributed by the Hospice delivery vans to its shops across the region including Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon, Cheddar, Yatton and Burnham.
Sharon White, HR Administrator at Weston Hospicecare said: “I have not worn or used half of this stuff for months but it’s all still in really good condition and what better way to make sure someone else makes good use of it?”
Marianna Murphy, who lives on Laurel Drive in Uphill added: “I was thrilled when the flyer dropped through my door. I’ve had some things to clear out for a while and this gave me the nudge I needed!”
Weston Hospicecare hopes that this will be the first of many mass donations to help their shops gather much needed stock.
Diana Sorrell, Director of Fundraising at Weston Hospicecare said: “Lately it has been harder to keep our shops fully stocked as we are not seeing the levels of donations we’ve been used to in recent years. The success of this month’s mass donation will really help but we’re looking to the local community to support us further in our quest for stock.”
If your business is interested in supporting Weston Hospicecare by hosting a public drop point for ‘The Big Drop’, or would like to ask your employees to bring in donations that the Hospice can collect, please get in touch with Sarah Livermore, Corporate Fundraiser, on 01934 423921 who will give you more information.