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

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!