Go on…name that turkey!

If you haven’t had a go at naming the turkey yet why not have a go this weekend?

Barrow and Dalton both have it running in store now… £2 per guess seems a bargain when you see what you can win!

100 names to choose from…the winning name will be picked out of the hat by one of our customers…picked at random on the day…Wednesday 20th December.


Seeing is believing…

I happened to pop to Grange this morning…they were having internet problems hence no blog this morning!

Their Christmas window…wow…I knew it was good…but honestly you need to get down and see it…it is amazing!

Growing up in Newcastle one of our Christmas traditions was to visit Fenwicks window on Christmas Eve…it was magical…Grange window today took me back to my childhood and put the magic back in Christmas. ..thank you Grange.

The thought…the detail…the love that has gone into creating this…absolutely wonderful…no wonder you won first prize in the decorated shop window competition…totally deserved!


Guess the name of…the turkey!!!

A number of your St Mary’s Hospice shops will have a new game for you to play in December…guess the name of the turkey!!!!

Dalton…Grange…Ulverston…Barrow…over the next couple of weeks we will be asking you to name the turkey for your chance to win the ingredients needed to make a Christmas dinner…contents may differ from shop to shop.

Each shop’s ‘name the turkey game’ is independent of the other shops…so enter at Barrow and you could win their hamper…enter at Dalton to win their’s…and so on…

At only £2 per name it is an absolute bargain…look out for it in your local St Mary’s Hospice shop…COMING SOON to Dalton…Grange…Ulverston and Barrow

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!


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?


Jingle Bells Millom Style!

A lunchtime visit to Millom has certainly put me in a festive mood…the shop is a hive of activity as they ready themselves for Millom and St Mary’s Hospice first Christmas pop up shop!

It’s so exciting…we all know June and her wonderful team of volunteers know how to organise a successful event…I can’t wait for Saturday…I’m sure it will be awesome!

If you are wondering what to do on Saturday…wonder no more…Millom is definitely the place to be!


The day before tomorrow!

Today is all about preparedness…Holker weekend…lots to do…boxes to pack…posters to print…checklist to…check!!!

So much to do…Holker is a big weekend…if we get good weather it could be fantastic!

I can’t wait for tomorrow…we’re setting off at 7am…give us plenty of time to set the stall up (and test out the bacon butties) before the customers start flooding in!

Hope to see you there 😁