Please donate unwanted gifts, books, CDs and games and outgrown toys to Les Bourgs Charity Shops

February 15th, 2011 by Les Bourgs Hospice

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Les Bourgs Hospice is reminding islanders that unwanted Christmas presents and outgrown toys, clothes, books and games will help them with their fund-raising efforts.

The Hospice shop at Mont Arrive and the Hospice children’s shop on the Bridge are valuable contributors towards the running costs of Les Bourgs Hospice.

Les Bourgs Hospice Shop at Mont Arrive (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Each year Les Bourgs Hospice charity shops sell thousands of pounds of goods.  Les Bourgs hopes that islanders will think of it as they tidy up after Christmas and start spring cleaning. The children’s shop on the Bridge is particularly short of children’s clothes.

Les Bourgs Hospice Children's shop on The Bridge, St Sampson (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

“I’m sure lots of people will be thinking that they need to have a good clear out to make room for the lovely gifts they received at Christmas and we hope that they remember that much of what they no longer need or want can find a new home and raise funds for charity at the same time,” said Les Bourgs Hospice director of nursing Jo Boyd.

“All of the money raised in the shops go towards the Hospice’s running costs. These include staffing, catering, maintenance and medication and are in the region of £2,000 a day or £730,000 per annum so islanders have the chance to make a real difference.”

Additional funds raised by the Hospice shops will be given to the Les Bourgs Redevelopment Appeal, which is aiming to raise £4m. by the end of 2011 to fund the construction and fit-out of a purpose-built hospice. The new facilities will include seven ground-floor single ensuite bedrooms, a lounge for family gatherings and a new day hospice. There will also be an outpatient consulting room, central nurses’ station and office which will be open five days a week, a chapel and landscaped gardens.

“We are very excited by the plans and have been very touched by the generosity of islanders but there is still some way to go. Giving unwanted goods to the Hospice shops is just another way that people can help us care for those who need it most,” said Mrs Boyd.

The Hospice shops are open six days a week and goods, which can include clothes, footwear, books, crockery, games and toys and DVDs and CDs, must be complete and in excellent condition.

Les Bourgs Children's Shop on The Bridge (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Les Bourgs Hospice is also looking for volunteers to help sort through donations and run the shops and would like to hear from anyone who can help. Anyone interested should contact Vanessa Kenney on 723381 or email vanessa @ or bridgeshop @

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