About us

St Leonard’s Hospice currently has 11 shops situated in and around the area served by St Leonard's Hospice. All the shops are staffed by a paid manager and a team of volunteers.  Our first shop in Acomb, York opened in 1991.  All money raised from our shops goes directly to the care of our patients and their families.

What do we sell?

We sell most items found in a normal household, including clothes, bedding and textiles, kitchen equipment and small electrical items.  In addition to our conventional charity shops, we also have three shops specialising in furniture. 

Where does our stock come from?

All items sold in our shops are donated to us.  We do everything we can to ensure we raise as much money as possible from these sales.

What happens to goods that don’t sell?

We work very closely with a recycling company.  They collect and pay us for items we are unable to sell, including clothing, electrical items and books.  We also recycle plastic and cardboard.  Last year we raised nearly £114,000 recycling goods we were unable to sell.

What else can we do?

We are fundraisers and ambassadors for St Leonard’s Hospice and are very proud to raise money in order to care for the people of York and surrounding area.  We are often the first point of contact for the general public.  The Shop Managers work very hard to stage an annual Fashion Show that takes place in April.  The event, which is always a ‘sell out’, gives us the opportunity to showcase our goods and allows our staff to put together some fabulous outfits.  Please come along to the next one!

What about Gift Aid?

If you Gift Aid your item to us, we are able to claim an additional 25p per pound from HMRC, once the item is sold.  To do this the donor must be a UK Taxpayer.
Buy our goods and donate too!

By buying goods from our shops you will help to ensure the future of St Leonard’s Hospice.  By donating, you will also help the environment by recycling your unwanted clothing on to others.