Hospice gift card scheme launched

Emily Rich, Charity Shop Influencer, @found_it_at_the_charity_shop and Matthew Chapman, the St Giles Hospice Lichfield Furniture Shop Assistant Manager

21 St Giles shops to accept card

St Giles Hospice is excited to have signed up to the first multi-retailer gift card that can be used exclusively in its shops including those in Sutton Coldfield and others across the city, county and wider country.

The Charity Shop Gift Card will be sold and accepted in all 21 St Giles Hospice shops, including its furniture and book stores, to help raise funds to make a difference to local people, and their families, living with a terminal illness. The gift card scheme has been developed in partnership with the Charity Retail Association (CRA) and supports the growing second-hand revolution, helping to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

The CRA estimates that charities divert 339,000 tonnes of textiles away from landfill every year which saves councils £31million in annual waste disposal charges.

Emma Yates, Head of Retail at St Giles Hospice, said: “We’re delighted to be joining the Charity Shop Gift Card scheme. We’ve joined just in time for Christmas, offering our shoppers a sustainable option when buying presents and the chance to donate money to good causes.

“The gift card is such an exciting way to introduce more people to our 21 charity shops across the region and show them the great range of clothes, furniture and other hidden gems that we sell.”

Lee Fellows, Managing Director of The Charity Shop Gift Card said: “We’re thrilled to have St Giles Hospice join the scheme. There are now over 100 charity shops across the Midlands that accept the gift card providing a huge choice for people looking to shop sustainably whist helping a great cause.”

The cards themselves are recyclable and compostable and are also available to purchase online at . Find your nearest St Giles Hospice shop here: www.stgileshospice.com/charity-shops/locations

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