Drive-thru charity donations to help hospice patients

Amanda Brooks, head of the hospice’s Trading Company
Amanda Brooks, head of the hospice’s Trading Company

Following the success of its innovative Drive-Thru Donations initiative, St Ann’s Hospice has announced two more dates when people can take along their unwanted items and donate without leaving their car.

The Drive-Thru Donations day will be taking place at St Ann’s Hospice Distribution Centre in Reddish, Stockport, and drivers can drop by any time between 10am and 3pm on two Saturdays – October 26 or November 16.

Amanda Brooks, head of the hospice’s Trading Company, said: “The concept is simple – people drive up to our distribution centre in Reddish and our friendly team will unload everything quickly so they can be on their way.

“It’s just off the M60, so really convenient, and we hope it will be an easy solution for people who want to recycle or declutter, but aren’t able to head to a charity shop, park up, and carry lots of bulky items, bags or boxes.

“The items will all be put to really good use as we have fourteen shops across Greater Manchester, as well as a busy eBay shop too.

“We sell both new and preloved goods, and are always happy to receive donations such as furniture homeware and clothing.

“The money raised from the sale of the items will help the hospice to support local patients, so it’s not only great for the environment to recycle things you no longer need, it will also have a real impact on people’s lives too.”

St Ann’s cares for people with life-limiting illnesses from its three sites in Heald Green, Little Hulton and The Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital, as well as via a range of community and outreach services.

The St Ann’s Hospice Distribution Centre is at Unit A1, Bankfield Industrial Estate, Coronation Street, Reddish, SK5 7SE.