Dorothy House Summer Newsletter 2022 - Page 12

Retail

Celebrate success

Let ’ s take a moment to raise a glass – or a cuppa – anything will do : it ’ s time to celebrate the outstanding Dorothy House Retail Team !
Over the past two years , the nation has rightly shown appreciation to our health and care workers . But we want to turn our attention to our shop staff and volunteers who have worked incredibly hard to keep our shops open , safe , welcoming and thriving ! In fact , sales across our retail shops were more than £ 500k over budget !
We know , it ’ s hard to talk about money . But , as your local charity and the only hospice care provider in our area , every single penny our shops earn goes toward the cost of care . So thank you for your donations and purchases .
Thank you also to our staff and volunteers for all their hard work , especially during a pandemic ! It ’ s your dedication , enthusiasm and heart that makes our high street shops a destination .
Saying that , we ’ re all feeling the effects of the challenging economic climate we ’ re living in . With the rising cost of fuel , electricity and food – our essential goods and services are pulling on the purse strings .
But to help keep other living costs down , our shops can offer designer clothing - which doesn ’ t break the bank , or a new sofa - which doesn ’ t cost the earth . At Dorothy House , we ’ re incredibly lucky to receive fantastic top-quality donations that we can offer at affordable prices .
Have you visited our eBay shop ?
Find us at Dorothy _ House where we auction off some of our most lucrative donations . During the 21 / 22 financial year , we brought in over £ 80k – an incredible effort . Our top seller was a 9ct gold Albert watch chain which sold on the auction site for a whopping £ 1,178 ! For collectors ’ items , rare finds and designer garb , this is your destination .
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