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Lockdown creates new wave of hospice shoppers

A ‘phenomenal’ surge of interest in sustainable shopping has helped reduce the financial impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on Harbour Hospice’s 17 shops, although the future is far from assured.

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The “Linen Ladies” recycle for good

Rae Taylor and Adeline Cottier, aka, The Linen Ladies, have a bond of friendship and humour which has seen them through over 8 years of volunteering together.

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Every little bit helps

In addition to her regular Hospice shop shift, Valerie cleans and restores all the silver donations to their former glory.

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Rewarding roles for shop volunteers

If there is such a thing as an enviable problem, our shops have it. They are so busy that we constantly need more volunteers.