Charity shop in urgent need of winter clothes

Butterfly Hospice Spalding needs donations
Butterfly Hospice Spalding needs donations

A charity shop in Spalding is in desperate need of donations so it can continue to help fund vital end-of-life support.

Volunteers are finding they have no new clothing lines to keep their regular customers interested and, with the recent cold snap, there is still a huge demand.

Mary Darton, assistant manager at the Butterfly Hospice shop in Station Street, said: “Clothing is our main seller. You have to turn it over to keep people interested.

“We are still selling winter clothing for men, women and children and would welcome any donations.

“You never know what’s going to sell or come through the door. Someone came in today asking if we had any net curtains. We haven’t, but they asked if we would be getting any in.

“We have such a loyal customer base we don’t want to disappoint them.”

The shop sells all donated goods and every penny raised is spent on providing palliative and respite care and end of life support to its in-patients at the Butterfly Hospice in Boston, which serves residents in South Holland.

Every penny is critical in helping the hospice to ensure that in-patients and their families receive the best support that can be given, whether that is meals served to them within the hospice or more holistic care and support for all patients and their families through the work of the Hospice Chaplain, its nursing or support staff, or the Macmillan nurse team and Cruse bereavement care that are based within the Hospice.

Donations can be dropped off at the Spalding shop at 15/16 Station Street, Spalding, or call 01775 724590 to arrange a pick up.