3 ways our charity shops support the hospice This Hospice Care Week, we’re looking at some of the ways that Trinity’s 30 shops support the work of the hospice. 1. By raising funds which support the hospice’s work We only receive a quarter of our funding from the NHS, so we have to raise approximately £9.5 million each year to continue providing our services free of charge to all those who need them. Last year, items donated by our generous supporters to our shops raised £4.5 million towards this total. By providing a sustainable stream of income, our shops enable our vital work to continue. The retail team are continually looking for ways to grow this income, like opening new shops. 2. By raising awareness of the hospice’s work Most Trinity shops are located in the hospice’s catchment area and are therefore important points of contact for us to engage with people in the community and raise awareness of Trinity's work. Through poster campaigns and information in store, customers are able to hear about some of the work that Trinity does in the hospice and in the local community. The shops can also act as places which encourage and normalise conversations around death and dying, as seen in Dying Matters week. 3. By working with corporate partners Lots of businesses support the hospice in different ways, such as hosting fundraising events or taking part in corporate volunteering days. Retail also form partnerships with businesses through stock donations. Corporate donors from all over the UK support Trinity by donating excess or end of season stock which is sold in the shops. This is a valuable income stream in raising funds for Trinity. It also increases Trinity’s corporate supporter base and helps spread the word about Trinity far beyond its catchment area. Trinity has 30 shops across central and south London. Find the one nearest you here.