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One Hospiscare charity shop left in Honiton

Hospiscare’s Charlotte Davine, at the charity’s Dowell Street shop Image: Hospiscare

Two become one due to Covid

Hospiscare’s Honiton High Street charity shop has closed its doors for good but shoppers can still find everything they need from the hospice’s Dowell Street store.

Due to the impact of the pandemic on the charity’s shops, the local hospice charity made the decision to close its High Street store in Honiton but its sister branch on Dowell Street remains open.

Situated just off Honiton’s High Street, the Dowell Street store is an Aladdin’s cave of second-hand items, from furniture, homewares and electrical items to books and women and men’s clothing.

With new stock added on a regular basis, shoppers will have plenty of variety to choose from and in addition to grabbing a bargain, their purchases will support end-of-life care in the heart of Devon.

As the hospice charity for Exeter, Mid and East Devon, Hospiscare supports over 2,500 patients living with a terminal illness every year. The charity receives just 18% of its funding from the NHS, making the income from its charity shops vital in supporting local families when they need it most.

Hospiscare’s Shops Development Manager, Caroline Brown, said: “Sadly we’ve had to close our High Street shop in Honiton due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic but we’d like to say a huge thank you to the many staff, volunteers, shoppers, donors and others who have supported the store over the years.

“We’re delighted that our Dowell Street location will remain open to continue raising vital funds for our patients and their families.

“The last two years have been really challenging for the hospice and last year we cared for more patients than ever before. We hope the brilliant Honiton community will come and shop with us – and continue to donate quality pre-loved items – at Dowell Street.”

Visit Hospiscare’s Dowell Street shop today or donate quality pre-loved goods by calling 01404 549880 to book a donation slot.

For more information on Hospiscare’s shops and opening hours click here.

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