Charity ‘department store’ success

June 27 2014

A POPULAR charity shop on Gloucester Road has contributed over £170,000 towards patient care at St Peter’s Hospice - making it the most profitable store in Bristol.

A POPULAR charity shop on Gloucester Road has contributed over £170,000 towards patient care at St Peter’s Hospice - making it the most profitable store in Bristol.

The Horfield shop, recognised as "Bristol's only charity department store", has generated enough money to pay for over 100 patients to receive care in the comfort of their own homes.

St Peter's - a Bristol-based charity, caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses - aims to improve the quality of patients' last few days or weeks, while extending care and support to their families and loved ones.

All care is provided free of charge, but costs the charity around £18,000 a day. The hospice relies on money from Gifts in Wills, donations, fundraising and their stores.

St Peter’s Hospice operates 47 shops across Bristol and surrounding districts, all raising valuable funds to support patient care.

The shop, which is on the corner where Dongola Road and Gloucester Road meet, is split across two floors, and also sells furniture.

St Peter's Hospice, Horfield