A good multi-functional outlet, from St Barnabas Hospice, offering shopping, donations drop off, ebay and depop, all at one location. There are also plans to have upcycling classes to teach shoppers how to paint, revive, reupholster and restyle homeware.
This new venture has been created from the existing St Barnabas Warehouse at Cardinal Close.
There are some interesting volunteering opportunities. – https://stbarnabashospice.co.uk/get-involved/volunteer/
The Warehouse, 12 Cardinal Close, Lincoln, LN2 4SY, 01522 559500
Hospice’s New Pre-loved Shopping Experience. – ‘The Warehouse’
After a year of planning, St Barnabas Hospice is officially opening its brand-new charity shop, The Warehouse, to the public, on Friday 11th February from 10am to 5pm.
The Hospice’s new flagship store, created at the charity’s existing warehouse on Cardinal Close, Lincoln, has been designed with accessibility and sustainability in mind. The repurposed building offers shoppers a fantastic preloved shopping experience, a base for the Hospice’s eBay and Depop activities and an easy drop-off point for donated items.
Emma-Jayne Parker, Superstore and eCommerce Manager, who will be running the new store, said: “As a Hospice, we have decided to create The Warehouse to capitalise on the success of our charity shops across the county and to create a destination retail experience for our already generous supporters.
“The Warehouse will retain a sense of the £1 element which has been popular in other shops, as well as featuring designer and high street fashion at affordable prices, upcycled furniture, homewares, books, toys, bric-a-brac and more.
“We have been working to make this a welcome space for all and have ensured there are disabled parking bays, a ramp entrance, neutral flooring, spacious changing room and low level, ground floor shopping. All staff and volunteers will also have access to Dementia Friends training.”
Following launch day, the shop will be open all year round, Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm.
Initially, the Hospice expects the shop to be particularly busy and asks supporters to be patient and considerate when shopping. This includes holding onto donated items for a few days before bringing them in.
Free parking is available both on the premises and on Cardinal Close; however, the Hospice has requested supporters who are able to walk or catch public transport during this initial busy period to do so. Delivery of large-item purchases such as furniture can be arranged for a fee.
The Donation Drive-Thru will no longer operate from the Cardinal Close premises. Instead, supporters are encouraged to ‘Book and Bring’ their donated items to The Warehouse. They can do this by booking a time slot online and then dropping their items at The Warehouse’s dedicated Donation Station just inside the entrance.
Emma-Jayne added: “We are asking supporters to focus on quality over quantity when it comes to donations and to bring a maximum of four bags or boxes of donations at a time.”
Please visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/donateitems to book an item donation slot.
Emma also adds that the opening of The Warehouse also provides the Hospice with more exciting volunteer opportunities; “We have opportunities supporting the Online Sales Manager with eBay and Depop, as well as opportunities working in The Warehouse to sort donated items, restock shelves and serve customers. If you are interested, please do visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/volunteer.”