Hospice at Home West Cumbria is teaming up with fashion retailer New Look this summer to offer Whitehaven shoppers an extra big thank you for helping the charity.

New Look is launching a new customer discount initiative to support hospice care by encouraging more people to donate goods to local hospice shops, and Hospice at Home West Cumbria is one the shops chosen to pilot the scheme between 21st July-14th September.

The high street store will be offering a 20 per cent discount voucher to anyone who drops in a full bag of donations at the Hospice at Home West Cumbria shop on King Street, Whitehaven.

Under the scheme, running in partnership with national charity Hospice UK, donors will receive a voucher which they will be able to spend at New Look’s store in Whitehaven, King Street, which is only a short walk down the same street from the hospice shop.

Louise Cann, Retail Manager for Hospice at Home West Cumbria said “We are delighted to be part of this new scheme and are grateful for the support that Hospice UK and New Look are giving us.  We rely on people in our local community to support us by donating their pre-loved items and it’s great that they will then be able to use their discount voucher to refresh their own wardrobe.”

Mark Axon, Retail Director, New Look said “New Look is very excited about this new partnership with Hospice UK to encourage our customers to donate their once loved clothes to their local hospice shop. As a company, we’re really keen to develop stronger links on our local high streets. We have a three-year commitment to fundraise for the amazing work of hospices around the UK and this new initiative helps us to take this to the next level, building stronger relationships in local communities and doing what we can to reduce the amount of clothing waste that ends up in landfill.”

Every item bought in one of Hospice at Home West Cumbria’s 3 shops helps the charity to provide palliative and end of life care for local people and also support their families.  The only charity providing home nursing care in West Cumbria, they need to raise over £1 million each year to continue to provide their services.

The Whitehaven shop sells clothing, accessories and jewellery, household items, small electrical goods and bric-a-brac, books, CDs and DVDs.

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