Our brand new charity shop, with it's unique offering of sustainable fashion opens to customers in west London this week.

Royal Trinity Hospice’s newest charity shop is now located at 202 Earl’s Court Road, selling preloved and brand-new stock thanks to public and corporate donations.

Designer bargains can be found amongst the womenswear, menswear, shoes and accessories with every sale helping to raise money for Trinity’s end of life care and support services. 

In advance of the official opening on Monday 27 June, stock donations have come from supporters of the hospice as well as well-known names on the UK high street which include: Phase Eight, Daks and Anthropologie.

Customers can now visit the shop this week or alternatively attend the exclusive later night opening on Thursday 7 July, enjoying a complimentary drink whilst browsing the rails.

The opening of the Earl’s Court branch makes it the 20th Royal Trinity Hospice shop. Over £5 million was raised last year by the charity’s shops, playing an important part in helping to reach the £11 million needed annually to fund Trinity’s free specialist palliative care.

Last year Trinity supported almost 2,500 people at the hospice and in their own homes as well as over 500 family members. In 2020 300 people from the local area surrounding the new shop were looked after by the hospice’s Community Nursing team, making the new store an important arrival to the area.

Daniel Holloway, Director of Retail at Royal Trinity Hospice said:

“We are delighted to start welcoming customers and donors to our stunning new shop. We have a fantastic range of new and preloved fashion and accessories to make Earl's Court the go-to destination for sustainable fashion and unique designer pieces alike. So, whether you’re looking for stand out summer holiday outfits or a one-of-a-kind designer item to elevate your wardrobe, we have something for you!

Not only does every item sold at a Trinity shop help us on our mission to be London’s answer to sustainable fashion by saving amazing items from landfill, but every penny raised supports the vital work of the hospice. Our customers and donors play an important role in ensuring we can go on being here for people when they really need us at the end of their lives.”

Customers wanting to donate good quality second hand fashion and accessories can drop items off in-store where they can also sign-up for gift aid, ensuring their donations maximise the amount that can be raised through their sales.

The new shop managers will also be on hand to talk to people interested in volunteering which also includes work experience for people aged 16 and over.

Volunteering can help provide people with an introduction to working in retail, as well as offering other life and employment skills. The shop would like to hear from interested individuals who can spare a few volunteer hours a week. A full induction and training will be given, and are open to all regardless of prior experience.

Royal Trinity Hospice Earl’s Court is a short walk from Earl’s Court tube station, for information about opening hours, volunteering and more visit the new webpages here.

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Banner image: copyright Royal Trinity Hospice