'We simply need more'- forgotten furniture wanted for charity shop

The Peace Hospice Care shop, in Shenley Road, is urging the community to pick up the phone and donate any good quality unwanted furniture to raise money for the charity.

The Peace Hospice Care shop, in Shenley Road, is urging the community to pick up the phone and donate any good quality unwanted furniture to raise money for the charity.

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A shortage of furniture stock has prompted staff and volunteers at a charity shop to launch an appeal.

The Peace Hospice Care shop, in Shenley Road, is urging the community to pick up the phone and donate good quality unwanted furniture to raise money for the charity.

Tables, sofas, chairs, electrical goods and any other furniture are wanted to fill the Peace Hospice van and the high street shop floor.

Shop manager Michelle Smith, who has worked at the shop for the past four years, said: “Just give us a ring and we can collect. Our furniture sells really well here but over the past couple of months, good quality donations have gone dropped.

“We simply need more. The more donations we receive, the more money we raise for the hospice.”

Peace Hospice Care will also visit 96 Shenley Road for a coffee morning, providing tea, coffee and cake for donations for the charity.

Allison Tromans-Nunes of Peace Hospice Care said: “Many people are unaware that our nurses visit patients with life-limiting illnesses at home in Borehamwood and throughout south west Hertfordshire to provide care and support. We hope that lots of local people will join us for tea, coffee and cake to find out more about our work in the area.”

The coffee morning will take place on Monday, July 21 between 10am and 12pm.

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5:40pm Thu 3 Jul 14

BorehamwoodMum says...

I always find the furniture really overpriced in the charity shop anyway.
I always find the furniture really overpriced in the charity shop anyway. BorehamwoodMum
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1:15pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ASW122 says...

This is *complete crap*. My parents and I have redone a lot of our place in the last 6 months. Almost all the furniture has ended up at the tip because the charity shops won't take it because its "too dated" or "not modern".

Right down to this morning - we took 2 bedside units. Admittedly they were a bit large, and a good 25+ years old, but they were clean, good quality furniture with no damage. They're at the tip now because when we took them to the Peace Hospice and they refused to take them, and none of the other local charity shops had the space to take them.

This is the last time I'm even trying to donate to the Peace Hospice. I've tried 4 times now and every single item has been turned down - a coffee table, 2 dining tables (ours and my grandparents), cupboards, wardrobe, chest of drawers. The only thing that was accepted was what I would have considered the least of the furniture - an old metal computer trolley that probably wasn't worth £20. But all that good furniture ended up in the dump, rather than the house of someone who may have genuinely needed it.
This is *complete crap*. My parents and I have redone a lot of our place in the last 6 months. Almost all the furniture has ended up at the tip because the charity shops won't take it because its "too dated" or "not modern". Right down to this morning - we took 2 bedside units. Admittedly they were a bit large, and a good 25+ years old, but they were clean, good quality furniture with no damage. They're at the tip now because when we took them to the Peace Hospice and they refused to take them, and none of the other local charity shops had the space to take them. This is the last time I'm even trying to donate to the Peace Hospice. I've tried 4 times now and every single item has been turned down - a coffee table, 2 dining tables (ours and my grandparents), cupboards, wardrobe, chest of drawers. The only thing that was accepted was what I would have considered the least of the furniture - an old metal computer trolley that probably wasn't worth £20. But all that good furniture ended up in the dump, rather than the house of someone who may have genuinely needed it. ASW122
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