“Every day, we need to raise £9,500 – or £6.60 a minute – in charitable donations to fund our services. That’s 27% – or £2,000 – more than two years ago.” – Garden House Hospice Care.
HBC Logistics is launching a new charitable campaign in aid of the Garden House Hospice Care to support their 12 charity shops across the region. These shops are a vital source of income which funds the special palliative care they provide for patients and their families.
The Garden House Hospice Care is in urgent demand for stock including old furniture, clothing and toys. Therefore, we are using our nationwide connections and the power of social media to ask our customers and local community to please get involved by donating any old clothes, furniture or toys to our new facility in Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade during our Donations Week – Monday 24th October to Sunday 30th October between 9am-5pm.
There is a risk that as our living costs continue to rise, the income of overall charities will struggle to keep pace with their demand, as the cost-of-living squeeze will cause more people to give less, overall affecting the level of charitable donations. However, the launch of this campaign provides a further option for people to still give to charity without losing any money during these difficult times.
What is Donations Week?
We are asking people to deliver any (in good condition and sellable) clothing, furniture and toys to our new facility in Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade (SG18 8YL), free of charge and hassle-free! At the end of Donations Week, we will be delivering these donations to the Hospice’s Charity Shops where the goods will be sold and a total fund will be calculated for this campaign.
We designed this campaign to make it easy for the public to donate and the Hospice to receive these donations. Our Donations Week provides a flexible 7-day time frame to drop your donations off quickly and easily. To make sure someone is on site on arrival, please visit between 9am-5pm.
When dropping off your donations, all you need to do is pull into our car park and someone will be there to collect your donations. You will be asked to fill out a quick Gift Aid Form to ensure we can track how much your goods raise for the Hospice – we’d love to give you credit where we can.
There are a number of items the Hospice will and will NOT accept. Please see below…
We will ACCEPT these items on behalf of the hospice as long as they are in good, sellable condition with no missing parts or significant damage:
- Good quality clothing – MENS, WOMENS, KIDS
- Wedding dresses, bridesmaids outfits, evening and prom wear
- Belts, bags & accessories
- CDs, Vinyls, Records, DVDs, Tapes (Originals only)
- Games, consoles and controllers
- Duvets, Pillows & Bed Linen (In sealed packaging as sold)
- Toys & Games
- Antiques, Collectables, Ornaments
- Small Electrical Items in working order
- Laptops, Tablets & Kindles
However, the Hospice will NOT accept:
- Any upholstered furniture without Fire Labels
- Damaged furniture in unsellable conditions
- Furniture without missing parts
- Candles without user instructions
- Some Electrical Items including: Electric Showers & Bathroom Equipment, Blankets, Sunbeds, Foot Spa Baths, Shavers, Christmas Tree Lights, All Hair Items, Carving Knives & Blenders
- Sports & Safety Equipment including: Floats & Arm Bands, Helmets, Ear Defenders, Hard Hats, Firefighting Equipment
- Childrens Equipment including: Car Seats, Prams & Pushchairs NOT compliant with safety laws, Highchairs, Bouncers, Toys without a CE Mark, Cot Mattresses
- Home Recorded DVDs, Video & Audio Tapes
So far, HBC Logistics Ltd has raised £4,663.25 in 2022 for the Garden House Hospice Care. We have a target to reach £10,000 by the end of the year and we are really hoping people will be willing to help raise more for the Hospice by putting good use to their old clothing, furniture and toys.
If you have any questions or you’d like to contact us before delivering, here are our details below: