Fairfield’s long-awaited new Garden House Hospice shop opened its doors to the public in December 2018, with Councillor Brian Saunders present for the first day of trading.
The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. If you haven’t already visited, please do swing by and support it. Inside, you’ll find a selection of high-quality clothing, accessories, shoes, toys and games, and much more.
Staff are very happy to accept donations from the public (during opening hours only, please), to add to the variety of items on offer and to generate vital funds for the hospice. It’s worth noting that even items that are not in good enough condition to sell in the shop can still be sold on by the hospice – old clothes, bedding, curtains, etc, in any condition can help fund the crucial work that the charity does.
The Garden House Hospice employs two permanent members of staff for the Fairfield shop – Rebecca, (the Shop Manager) and Alison (the Assistant Shop Manager) – and beyond that it relies on volunteers to help with sorting donations, operating the till and assisting customers. If you have a few hours a week (or more) to spare, why not offer your services? Just pop in and speak to Rebecca or Alison. They are particularly looking for volunteers in the afternoons.
Garden House Hospice has been supporting the local community for over 25 years, providing free end of life care to individuals and families affected by life-limiting conditions.