Phyllis Tuckwell Appeals for Autumn/Winter Stock Donations

Local Hospice Care charity Phyllis Tuckwell is launching an appeal for donations of good quality autumn/winter clothing and accessories, for it to sell in its 18 charity shops, which are located throughout West Surrey and North-East Hampshire.

Since reopening its shops in April, when Covid restrictions began to ease, Phyllis Tuckwell has seen a series of record-breaking weeks of sales, as fans of preloved fashion and accessories returned to update their wardrobes through the spring and summer seasons. Now, as many people are getting their wardrobes ready for the autumn, Phyllis Tuckwell is asking its local community to help keep its shops stocked with quality men’s and women’s fashion and accessories.

All of the money raised by Phyllis Tuckwell’s shops goes directly towards helping fund the supportive and end of life care which the charity provides for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. It offers not only medical and nursing care, but also therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support. However, as the NHS/Government usually only covers about 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all of these services, which are given free of charge to its patients and their families – and the money raised by its shops are hugely important in helping it to achieve this.

“Since reopening in April, the response from our customers has been phenomenal,” said Barry Young, Retail Operations Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “After a year of such uncertainty, it’s fantastic to have had so much support, and we’d like to thank everyone who has donated to and bought from our shops. Now we’re asking our community to help us sustain that success by donating quality preloved autumn and winter menswear, womenswear and accessories to help with our season changeover, which is planned for 6th September.”

The start of the run-up to Christmas is the perfect time for a clear-out, to refresh your wardrobe and make room for some purchases of your own. If you have any good quality clothes, shoes or accessories that you no longer wear but would like to donate, please drop them off at your local Phyllis Tuckwell shop or at their main donation centre on Dogflud Way in Farnham, which you can book a donation slot for. All of their shops have donation bags which you can take home to fill up, and if you’re planning to make a special trip to donate items, or have a lot to donate, they ask that you phone ahead to let them know beforehand. You can find a list of all their shops and the contact details for each at www.pth.org.uk/our-high-street-shops.

“Our shops play a major role in funding our expert care,” continued Barry, “and we really do rely on the generous donations we receive from our supporters to keep our shops full of great stock. And of course not only does donating to our shops help us to care for those in our community who need our help, but it’s also environmentally-friendly!”

To find out more about donating your quality, second-hand items to Phyllis Tuckwell, please visit www.pth.org.uk/donating-items.

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