Have your say and help ensure future of St Richard's shops - The Evesham Observer

Have your say and help ensure future of St Richard's shops

Evesham Editorial 19th Jul, 2023   0

CHARITY chiefs are urging residents to have their say in the final week of St Richard’s Hospice study into its shops.

St Richard’s has worked with HemingwayDesign on the project in a bid to identify ways of ensuring the vital source of income continues for the Worcestershire charity.

With 17 charity shops across the county, the stores serve as the face of the organisation in the community, welcoming more than 300,000 customers last year.

The survey will close this Sunday (July 23).

Mike Wilkerson, chief executive of St Richard’s Hospice, said: “Our 17 charity shops are such an important part of who we are here at St Richard’s and how we help to fund the care we provide free of charge to those who need us.”

Wayne Hemingway, partner at HemingwayDesign, added: “Understanding the shopping habits of communities across Worcestershire will contribute to the growth and development of the hospice’s charity shops, ensuring they remain vibrant and responsive community assets.

“The value of charity retail extends far beyond its economic contribution.

“We can credit charity shops with tackling our planet-damaging habit of fast-fashion, it’s one of the best examples of the circular green economy at scale.”

Visit www.strichards.org.uk for more.

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