First onsite hospice charity shop to open in Leeds

Clothes rails in a Sue Ryder shop

Bargain-hunters take note: you'll be in your element when our Wheatfields Hospice opens a new charity shop next month within the hospice grounds.

Shoppers keen for some budget-friendly retail therapy will be able to bag some fantastic finds. The new store will officially open on Saturday 21 October at 10.30am. The shop will be open every day, Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

"The shop is positioned in a prime location, at the heart of Headingley in Leeds," says Shop Manager Jill Pearson. "We will be able to offer a great shopping experience, as well as the opportunity to support the work of the hospice by shopping with us in our brand new store.

"Our fabulous new store will offer a wide range of products, whether you’re looking for fashion, handbags, books, music, DVDs or any number of other shopping delights," she continues. "Sue Ryder promises to be the place to shop in Headingley with proceeds going to help provide our specialist hospice care, including that at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice."

A treasure trove of bargains awaits

The Sue Ryder staff and volunteer team will be on hand to show shoppers around the store, which will be packed to the rafters with a great selection of top-quality second-hand clothes, accessories, bric-a-brac and books, as well as a wide range of new goods, including gardening, wool, ladies' fashion and dolls’ houses. The new shop promises to be a treasure trove of bargains.

"This is a really exciting retail development for Sue Ryder that will raise much-needed money for hospice care," Jill adds. "There is something for everyone and every home, and I am sure shoppers will be delighted by the exceptional quality, value and wide range of goods we will be selling."

Locally, Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice has a long and distinguished history of providing end of life and palliative care for people living with life-limiting conditions, including cancer and other conditions such as renal failure, heart failure and motor neurone disease.

The hospice has been providing high-quality care for almost 40 years, supporting thousands of people through its day therapy, inpatient and community-based services.

Volunteers wanted

"We are recruiting volunteers to help with everything from sorting and preparing stock to merchandising and sales," says Jill, "and are also appealing for people to donate good-quality clothing, accessories, books and bric-a-brac. By supporting Sue Ryder in this way, local people can help us to make a real difference to the lives of the people we care for each year."

Anyone wanting to join our volunteer team should email gillian.pearson@sueryder.org or call her on 0113 2033 364 or 07824 597 231.

"We're also holding a volunteer recruitment day on Thursday 12th Oct from 10am to 2pm to show volunteers around and have an informal chat," she adds.

Find out more about Wheatfields Hospice