There is only one…

There is only one…Retail at St Mary’s Hospice is the official Facebook page for all of St Mary’s Hospice shops and their Warehouse.

This is how it should look…

We will never change the name of the page or replace the logo without notice…if you click on this page you can trust it is St Mary’s Hospice Retail Department you are talking to…search for Retail at St Mary’s Hospice…you can’t go wrong!

The pictures below show Facebook pages which should no longer be operating for St Mary’s Hospice…

If you’re using Facebook and you find yourself directed to one of these pages or any others that say they are operating for St Mary’s Hospice Retail…please block them…they are not the official retail page…

This is the official Retail Facebook page below…it’s pretty awesome and well worth following…don’t bother with imitations when you can have the real thing!

If you visit our Facebook page please like and share…let everyone know how good it is…you can find out all you need to know about any of our shops!



Our claim to fame this week…Barrow AFC manager Ady Pennock and player/coach Grant Holt visit our furniture warehouse!

Not only did they visit but they picked up a sofa for the manager’s office…along with a couple of other items.

Isn’t it great that local organisations see the value in what we sell and purchase from us instead of buying new.

I wonder if Allan got their autographs??

allan football club

Millom Shop…In Verse.

A poetic contribution from one of Millom’s long standing volunteers.

June’s Shop

June works hard from morning till night

To make the shop look

nice and bright.

She smiles and chats to one and all

because she is a happy soul.

Bric-a-brac, clothes, books and teddies

June is always at the ready.

So when you buy

from St Mary’s shop

Just say THANKS June

You’ve got the lot!

Isn’t that great? What a lovely thing to do…June was well chuffed…and no wonder! Aren’t Millom volunteers a great bunch? If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting the Millom team…exploring their small but beautifully stocked shop maybe now’s the time!

If you do visit why not drop me a line tell me how it was for you?

If anyone else has some retail related poetry they would like to share why not pop along to our Facebook page and leave a message…no point hiding your talent…share away!

The Best Kept Shopping Secret Is Out!

Barrow Shop where all clothes…shoes…accessories are £1…it used to be the best kept secret in Barrow but now it seems everyone knows about it!

We still get the odd customer coming to the counter to query the price but most people coming into the shop know that once you step past a certain point every item you pick up will cost £1…how great is that?

If you haven’t experienced the wonder that is St Mary’s Hospice Shop Barrow then maybe it’s time you did…you won’t believe the quality items you can buy for just £1!

Marvellous Millom!

The magnificent Millom team have done it again…another new event…another huge success…how do they keep doing it?

There are three main factors to their success…

Millom’s manager, June whose vision and drive help make these events possible…an annual fashion show, afternoon tea, bingo, Christmas pop up shop…what will she think of next?

The motivated volunteer team, without their input these events wouldn’t get past the idea stage…baking cakes, organising tombola gifts, bingo, serving drinks, modelling clothes, donating food…the list is endless

The majestic folk of Millom who constantly come out to support the Hospice not only at these events…but week in week out at their local hospice shop…a shop that would not be quite so successful without the constant stream of quality donations provided by local people…not to mention all the things they buy too!

Love Millom…Love Events…Love Your Hospice!


Put One Person’s Hat On Another’s Head – Chinese Proverb

Sneak preview of our vintage hats from Sue at Ulverston…

They’ll be on sale as soon as possible…aren’t they wonderful?

I don’t think they’ll be on the shop floor long before they’re sold…quality vintage items in great condition always sell!

Ulverston Dickensian Window Definitely Couldn’t Be Called Jog-Trotty!

Have you been down New Market Street Ulverston this week…our window is looking awesome…dressed for Dickensian it certainly has the shop and customers abuzz!

The shop has had a whiz-bang week so far…with customers rushing to snap up the Dickensian and vintage bargains…from faux fur coats to designer dresses! Rumour has it our lummy shop manager has just taken delivery of some vintage ladies hats in great condition!


Given that Ulverston Dickensian Festival is not too far away I may have included the odd word attributed to Charles Dickens in my blog today…not to flummox you…just a bit of fun! I wonder if you can work out which ones?