About Willow Wood Hospice
About This Shop
Willow Wood Hospice is a much-loved local charity, touching the lives of thousands in the communities of Tameside and Glossop every year.
Our Day Services offer symptom management, physiotherapy, complementary therapies, dementia home visits and support, counseling, and more, while our 12 bedded In-patient Unit provides palliative and end-of-life care. Our care, whether physical, psychological, or spiritual, extends to patient’s families and loved ones and is, and always will be, free of charge.
This care comes at a cost. This year it will take over £2.8million to maintain and develop our services. That’s £7,650 every single day and although we receive funding for around 21%, the remainder has to be raised from within our community. Every year we organise a full calendar of fundraising events, ranging from fun family activities like the Bubble Rush to exciting challenges such as our abseil down the side of the huge Ashton IKEA building or the Sahara Trek, to the uplifting and emotional remembrance events such as our Butterfly Memory Release in the summer and the Light Up A Life campaign in December.
These, together with corporate events such as our Willow Ball and Golf Day, our monthly coffee mornings, and many smaller events such as afternoon teas, fashion shows, summer fetes, and more, meaning there really is something for everyone. Our wonderful community also organise many different fundraisers on our behalf.
In addition, we have a lottery with the first prize of £1,000 plus 39 other cash prizes every week plus two annual Superdraws and, of course, our retail division which is responsible for a large proportion of our income. Currently, we have eight town centre shops selling a wide range of goods. Our flagship Ashton shop has an upmarket boutique feel, our Stalybridge shop has a specialist bridal department, while both our Waterloo shop and the PAD store sell furniture. The PAD has a very well-supported coffee bar serving breakfast, light lunches, and snacks. We are looking at opening further shops within our community in the not too distant future.
We also have a large distribution centre which holds regular and very popular clearance sales and two vans which enable us to collect heavy or bulky goods and to deliver furniture for a small charge. In addition, our retail side includes a very busy online presence, with eBay, Amazon, and Discogs shops.
Willow Wood Hospice is here to care for the community of Tameside and Glossop, and we are very proud of the support our community gives back to us, whether as one of our 600+ volunteers, by raising funds, or donating or buying from our shops. For more information please go to our website, www.willowwood.info.