Get the latest look with ‘charity chic’

September 02 2014

STOCKING the latest trends - and even designer labels - the St Peter’s Hospice charity store on Gloucester Road often surprises shoppers with what is on offer.

STOCKING the latest trends - and even designer labels - the St Peter’s Hospice charity store on Gloucester Road often surprises shoppers with what is on offer.
Pre-loved items from French Connection, Topshop, Austin Reed and Christian Dior can occasionally be found on its rails, confirming that 'charity chic' is alive and well.
From stylish jumpers and coats, to winter boots and handbags, shoppers are being spoilt for choice. And there is something for men too with suits, shoes and accessories at less than half the price of most retailers.
Debbie Branigan, manager of the Horfield store, said: “Our shop on Gloucester Road has some really fabulous winter wear in stock.
“It’s always great to see new people coming into the store, as well as our regular customers. There are lots of our shops all over Bristol and because we are so localised we love to get to know all of our customers and really become part of the community.
“The quality of stock that comes through our doors is wonderful and we often sell designer brands for less than half the original price. There’s always hidden gems to be found and some items even have the tags on still.”
As Bristol’s only adult hospice, St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members.
All services are provided free of charge but this care costs around £18,000 a day. For around £14,000 of that, the hospice relies on gifts in wills, kind donations and funds generated by the charity shops.
Debbie continued: “Of course we wouldn’t have the wonderful things to sell if it weren’t for the kind donations from our supporters.”
To find your nearest St Peter’s Hospice shop visit www.stpetershospice.org.uk

St Peter's Hospice, Horfield