Are You Feeling The Love?

The shops have been busy readying their windows for Valentine’s Day…some fantastic ideas taking shape.

Here at Barrow Shop we’ve really tried to embrace the theme…’This Valentine’s Day…Love Your Hospice’…with our oversized heart in Forget Me Not colours ūüėä

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St Mary’s Hospice…Feel The Love…

A great response to our ‘Close To Your Heart’ blog…it’s great to have so many people willing to share, a big thank you to those that have contributed so far…we’d love to hear from more of you so don’t be afraid to comment…message via Facebook or drop into one of the shops.

I thought I’d share this beautiful poem written and sent in by Lauren.

If you’re feeling creative…and brave why not try writing your own?

#CloseToYourHeart

#LoveYourHospice

Close To Your Heart…

…a calm descended and a plan was formed…

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The plan it turns out…was pretty simple…because it’s something that happens naturally all the time…we just don’t necessarily talk about it…we just feel it and accept it.

So…on the run up to this Valentine’s Day we would like you to think about why the hospice is close to your heart…not just think about it…but share it with us…let’s have a bit of shop chatter!

The number of people I speak to in a working day…customers…people dropping off donations…volunteers…all expressing their love…gratitude…affection for St Mary’s Hospice so naturally…wouldn’t it be great to share it…to tell the world how awesome the hospice…it’s volunteers…shops…staff and support groups are?

How can you get involved…that’s the easy bit…send us a message or a picture on Facebook…leave a comment on WordPress…drop into one of the shops.

Let’s start the conversation now…

#CloseToYourHeart

What Is Valentine’s Day…

You know how sometimes you start thinking about things…then your mind goes off at a tangent and leads you elsewhere…you drift back and forth and suddenly you realise that all of these random thoughts are related…that something links them all…that light bulb moment!

light-bulb-clipart-aha-moment-2First week of January and I start noticing Valentine’s displays popping up in all the high street shops…shock…horror…Valentines…but I’m still finishing off the Christmas cake!!!

After my initial shock¬†I start to panic…what¬†can the hospice shops do for Valentine’s…how can we¬†make our displays different…special?

I started thinking then…what does Valentine’s Day even mean…and is that the same for everybody…so¬†I asked Google (doesn’t everybody?)…what does it mean?

Of course I ended up with a plethora of definitions but my favourite one was this;

Valentine – Something (such as a movie or a piece of writing) expressing uncritical praise or affection (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valentine.)

And then the penny dropped…Valentine’s Day…it’s about love and caring…and then I knew…the only thing that needs to be expressed in our shop windows this February¬†is the love that¬†flows in abundance for¬†St Mary’s¬†Hospice.

Great idea…stop right there brain…but no…the thoughts kept coming! So much love for the hospice…one day was never going to be enough…what else could we do? My mind was abuzz with ideas…from the sublime to the ridiculous…but then it all started to take shape…a calm descended and a plan was formed…

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More Than Just Shops…

If you think that St Mary’s Hospice retail is just about physical shops it’s time to think again…we’re so much more than just shops!

Yes you can find us on the high street of Barrow…Dalton…Grange…Millom and Ulverston…and our shops are amazing…but that’s not where it ends!

We sell online through our Ebay shop…hospiceofstmaryoffurness…available 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day…how great is that?

Purchasing books and DVD’s online through Amazon…if you click ‘all selling options’ you could find yourself purchasing from St Mary’s…that’s so awesome isn’t it!

Remember when buying from St Mary’s Hospice not only do you end up owning something you wanted…but you’re helping support hospice services too! How amazing is that?

Every purchase you make helps us care…

£1.50 covers the average petrol cost for a Hospice at Home visit.

£3.50 covers the cost of a hearty breakfast on our Inpatient unit.

£19.00 covers the cost of one hour of patient care.

So next time you click ‚Äėadd to basket‚Äô take a minute to contemplate…what you are doing is so much more than what you are purchasing.

It’s not just about shopping either…follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all the latest news…it couldn’t be easier!

Facebook…Retail At St Mary’s Hospice

Instagram…More than just shops

Take a look…like…follow and share.

 

#VolunteerHere2018

A cold…dark…rainy day in January…the winter months can seem so long can’t they? 

What to do to relieve the boredom…that’s the question? 

Something that doesn’t cost a lot…is flexible…fun…interesting? 

We’ve got just the thing! Volunteering with St Mary’s Hospice…our shops are always looking for new volunteers! 

It’s fun…it’s fast paced…it’s social and it’s helping raise funds for your local hospice…what could be better?

Drop into any of the shops and ask about volunteering or leave a message on Facebook … go on give it a try!

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!