It’s Hospice Care Week…

It’s Hospice Care week this week and retail are helping raise the profile any way they can.

From bunting to colour coordinated window displays…every little helps. All it takes is for one person to see the display and ask a question…and a conversation starts…


That Friday Feeling…

My mother always used to say ‘ Don’t cry over spilled milk’…and I tend to agree…unless of course that spilled milk is part of your yummy hot chocolate and it is now flowing freely over your desk…paperwork and computer keyboard…then a few tears are perfectly acceptable!

That was Thursday’s mishap…one of many this week!

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you feel clumsy in your thoughts and your actions…that’s been me this week! Spilled drinks…mispronounced words…tripping over thin air…thank goodness it’s Friday!

I intend spending my weekend flicking between our Ebay and Facebook page…it’s never boring in Retail…an auction to follow on Ebay…shop posts to read on Facebook…what more could I want…except maybe a hot chocolate!

hot choc


All That Glitters…

I love how everyone associated with retail has embraced the idea of Ebay…it makes the job so much easier!

Instead of one pair of eyes trying to pick out items suitable for Ebay we now have a veritable army taking part… shop staff and volunteers…not really involved in Ebay but eagerly looking through their shop donations for that one item that is going to give us all a pleasant surprise!

Jean at Barrow shop loves looking after the jewellery donations for us…she is meticulous…sorting…cleaning…checking…pricing…displaying…she can do it all! A couple of weeks ago she came across something that she thought could be worth something…she took it off to a local jeweller and came back very excited…she had only gone and found a genuine 9ct gold, opal brooch!

Days later and it’s listed on Ebay…and I’m happy to say it has now sold for £90…awesome! Thanks to Jean this exquisite brooch was sold for it’s true value…brilliant news for the person that donated the item and the hospice!

Love Barrow…Love Ebay…Love Volunteers

We are still looking for a dedicated Ebay volunteer…someone with photography skills…simple computer skills…someone who likes researching things…if this appeals to you why not drop me a line on Facebook…Retail at St Mary’s Hospice…and we’ll get right back to you!

A Hobby A Day Keeps The Doldrums Away- Phyllis McGinley

Looking for a new hobby…something to tempt you out of the house on these chilly autumn days…we have just the thing at our Ulverston shop!

Golf equipment…never seen yourself as a golfer? Maybe now is the time!

We have bag…clubs…Argyle patterned tank top…Tiger Woods DVD…everything except the shoes!

Tempting isn’t it?If you can’t picture yourself out on the golf course maybe you just want to buy the sweater and wear it watching the DVD…it’s all good!

Autumn Is Here!

I think the weekend weather was a clear indication that Autumn is well and truly upon us!

Wind…rain…floods…Cumbria is once again mopping up!

We hope our friends, supporters and of course  all residents of Millom and the Lakes have not suffered too much flood damage.

The weekly weather update forecasts more rain…so whether you live in a flood risk area or not it could well be time to dig your wellington boots out of the back of the cupboard…if you haven’t got any and you want to get prepared…pop into our Ulverston shop where we have quite a few!

DIY Project…

Charity retail…what’s not to love…every week something different!

Fancy trying your hand at a bit of DIY this weekend? We have just the thing to kickstart your project…boxes of ceramic tiles!

A great way to try your hand at tiling without spending too much money! Come down to the furniture warehouse and take a look.

Keep Calm And Love Violet…Shrieking Violet!

love violet

Starting to think about Christmas…wanting to spoil your loved ones and support St Mary’s Hospice at the same time?

Don’t worry we have made it easy for you!

Our range of Shrieking Violet Forget-Me-Not jewellery ticks all of the boxes!

Exquisite designs and quality 925 sterling silver make these items the perfect gift for all ages.

The Forget-Me-Not’s provide a subtle yet captivating reminder of St Mary’s Hospice…beautifully preserved in resin these tiny flowers carry so much meaning.

You can purchase these from our Facebook shop or at events attended by St Mary’s Hospice Retail…alternatively you can leave a message on our Facebook page with any queries and we’ll get right back to you…Retail at St Mary’s Hospice.

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