‘Tis the season to be merry and to shop sustainably, according to Rowcroft Hospice! With the hospice’s many shops across the region offering a wide range of pre-loved and sustainable gifts, the charity is encouraging local shoppers to think of the planet and their purse-strings before they buy this Christmas!
“With the frenzy of the Christmas shopping period fast approaching, and the environmental costs associated with the consumerist nature of the festive season, we’re offering people the chance to make their Christmas a greener one,” said Caroline Wannell, Rowcroft’s Head of Retail. “In our shops across the region, we’re delighted to offer an inspiring range of sustainable Christmas gifts, all preloved and recycled through the generous donations of our local community. There are great value gifts galore for everyone, including stunning ladies and men’s fashion and exquisite accessories such as jewellery, bags, belts, hats and scarves, plus a fantastic range of books, DVDs, toys, children’s clothing and homeware. With all profits from your purchases going to support the hospice, you can be sure that shopping with Rowcroft is good for the local community, good for the planet and good for your bank balance!”
Rowcroft has 14 high street and community shops and cafes in and around the South Devon area. The charity also sells preloved goods online, via a range of platforms including Depop, Etsy, eBay and Vinted – all of which can be found via Rowcroft’s website at: www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/shops
If you’re not sure what to buy, then Rowcroft is offering gift vouchers in a choice of denominations. Redeemable online or at any of Rowcroft’s shops or cafes across South Devon, the gift vouchers make great Christmas presents for a loved one, enabling them to treat themselves to gorgeous clothing, accessories, homeware, furniture and much, much more, or to indulge in coffee and cake or a delicious lunch in Rowcroft’s cafes in Chelston, Churston or at Ella’s Mobile Café that’s currently located at Torquay Harbour.
The charity also offers a lovely selection of Christmas cards featuring some beautiful local prints of Torbay and Brixham, with all proceeds going to support the hospice.
“As a charity, we rely heavily on the incredible generosity of our wonderful local community who support us in so many different ways, whether that’s through donations, making gifts in Wills, playing our Lottery, supporting our online events, shopping in our retail outlets, or through volunteering,” said Caroline.
“We’re always on the lookout for more volunteers to help in our shops and cafes, and particularly through this difficult period when lots of people are self-isolating and when even the largest chains are struggling to recruit staff. If you’re interested in lending a hand through volunteering, then please do pop into any of our stores to chat to our shop managers.”
The money raised through Rowcroft’s retail operation and fundraising is used to care for more than 2000 families each year across South Devon. Offering specialist care for people with life-limiting illnesses, the charity’s central philosophy is to put patients’ choices at the centre of their care. Rowcroft cares for over 80% of its patients in their own homes as per their wishes, and it also has an Inpatient Unit in Torquay. The hospice’s care has been rated as ‘outstanding’ (the highest possible rating) by the Care Quality Commission.
For further details about Rowcroft’s shops, or for more information about Rowcroft Hospice, please see: www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk or call 01803 210800.
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