About Princess Alice Hospice
About This Shop
Princess Alice Hospice is a charity providing all patient care and support free of charge. We give outstanding end of life care to adult patients, and support to their families and friends across a large part of Surrey, south west London and Middlesex. As a leading UK Hospice, learning, teaching and research are also central to our work, and we deliver innovative care programmes to both local and national audiences. Fundraising and community support are crucially important to our continued work as a charity and in supplementing our modest NHS grant.
We have an established chain of modern and attractive shops located widely across our community, and these are important to the Hospice in two ways: firstly, they are a source of essential funding and secondly, their presence in busy shopping areas makes them a powerful and constant reminder of our work within the community. Organised by a team of professional retailers, the shops are staffed by over 800 volunteers.
Many of our supporters have signed up to Gift Aid their donated goods which raises their value to us by 25 when we sell them through claims we make via HMRC. Through good local support and careful selection at shop level you have a good chance of finding top fashion brands in our clothing and accessory ranges and interesting and collectible bric a brac, jewellery, books and household goods. All of these are sold at affordable prices giving our shops a steady turnover of stock and a regular and much needed income for the Hospice. Two of our shops specialise in the sale of recycled furniture, one has a range of stock devoted to children and one specialises in Homewares. We also sell on eBay and Amazon listing items with a national and international appeal.