Bristol’s biggest charity retailer has launched its summer 2017 fashion campaign and is set to challenge high street stores with great-value style collections
St Peter’s Hospice has 50 shops across Bristol and the surrounding areas stocking the latest summer trends, from florals and frills to metallics and denim, and savvy shoppers can get hold of some of their favourite brands at up to half the original price.
With designers like Karen Millen, French Connection and Paul Smith on the racks, as well as high street brands like Topshop, Next, Zara and River Island, retail managers at St Peter’s Hospice say they aim to challenge the preconceptions of charity shopping.
Paul Chivers, Head of Retail at St Peter’s Hospice, said: “Our shops are a brilliant hunting ground for high-quality fashion that people can afford to try out. We have some really bold, daring and quirky items alongside high street fashion for men, women and children.
“Pre-loved fashion has really taken off in recent year with sites like eBay and Depop becoming popular. The great thing with our shops is that you can try before you buy and the money you spend goes straight back into helping patients and families in Bristol.
“We are also upcycling and repurposing some of our clothes to give them a bespoke vintage feel and that is working really well. Many shops now have a dedicated vintage section and our City Centre store has just launched its own Urban Fashion section.
“All money generated from our shops and clearance stores goes directly towards caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses as well as supporting their families, both at the hospice and out in the community.”
St Peter’s Hospice is Bristol’s only adult hospice, which cares for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members.
All services are provided free of charge for patients and their families and this care costs around £19,000 a day. In order to continue providing vital care for the people of Bristol, St Peter’s Hospice relies on donations from fundraising and its shops.
Paul continued: “As ever, our fantastic stock is thanks to donations from our supporters, so if you’re clearing space in your wardrobe to make way for new summer outfits please drop your unwanted items to your local St Peter’s Hospice shop.”
For a full list of the 50 St Peter’s Hospice shops across Bristol visit stpetershospice.org.uk/shop.