Cornwall LivingIssue #68

Chic shopping

Cornish charity, Cornwall Hospice Care has 33 shops from Penzance to Bude, and you’ll be surprised at what the modern charity shop can offer.

Charity shops have come a long way in recent years, and leading the way in this image overhaul is Cornwall Hospice Care, with its many outlets dotted across the county more akin to independent boutiques. There are six different brands to give you lots of options: Lifestyle, Homestyle, Community, Retro, Boutique and Clearance, so you are sure to be able to find whatever it is you’re looking for.

“… we look forward to welcoming you to our shops!”

Here are five great reasons to visit these shops:

To fund the care

Cornwall Hospice Care provides 24/7 specialist care to terminally ill adults across its two hospices, Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell and St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle, in the acute hospital, in care homes and in the community. The charity works hard to support family, friends and carers through the difficulties of terminal illness. Only 20% of funding comes from the NHS meaning 80% is funded by its generous supporters, including those that shop with the charity.


By buying donated items you are helping to protect the environment by giving them a new home. You too can also donate your unwanted belongings to any Cornwall Hospice Care shop, saving them from landfill.

Get a bargain

It doesn’t have to be January to get a good deal! Whether it’s clothing, furniture, homewares or toys you’ll be amazed at the quality of items on offer at low prices.

Get a gift

It’s not all donated goods. The shops stock a small range of new goods that will make perfect gifts for any occasion, suiting all budgets.

Keep it Cornish

All the money raised for Cornwall Hospice Care stays in Cornwall.

Frazer Hopkins, Business Development Manager at Cornwall Hospice Care, urges shoppers to come and have a browse in their nearest stores at all the items on offer. “We have some high quality donations thanks to the generous people of Cornwall. I’d like to thank all our supporters; we look forward to welcoming you to our shops!”

See their online store locator to find your nearest store.

"... we look forward to welcoming you to our shops!"