On Thursday, 1 December, British comedian and local resident, Andy Hamilton, cut the ribbon at the store opening to welcome the community to 5 Leopold Road in Wimbledon Park.

Our newest charity shop becomes the Hospice’s 11th store across South West London and our third boutique-style store. Wimbledon Village is home to the charity’s first-ever boutique which opened its doors in 2020 and we are thrilled to further expand their presence in the local community.

Our retail team hope for the store to become a destination for the ever-growing number of shoppers who are choosing to shop sustainably. These brick and mortar stores play a vital role for the Hospice. They supplement the limited funds received by the NHS, in order to continue providing free specialist palliative care to the community. Last year, we supported around 1,000 patients within the Hospice and from the comfort of their own homes. 1 in 4 people from the local community will be looked after the by the Hospice making the new store an important arrival to the area.

Sara Jane Woods, Commercial Director at St Raphael’s Hospice, said:

“We are delighted to start welcoming customers and donors to our vibrant new store in Wimbledon Park. We are excited for shoppers to find a fantastic range of high-quality preloved treasures for their homes and wardrobes. Every penny spent in-store supports the vital work of the Hospice and goes directly toward the specialist care of people living with life-limiting illness in our community.

Each bag of donations transforms into hours of specialist care. Our customers and donors play an important role in ensuring that we continue to be here for people of both Merton and Sutton when they really need us, as well as the support of their loved ones. There is no better time to stock up on sustainable Christmas presents while supporting your local Hospice.”

A message from Andy Hamilton:

Our shops need volunteers. If you have as little as four hours a week the Hospice would love to hear from you. Click the button below to find out what opportunities we currently have:

Retail Volunteering Opportunities 

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