28 High Street, Wimborne has been open as The Friends of Victoria Hospital Shop for over sixteen years. It is a valuable fundraiser, regularly achieving a yearly surplus for the charity.
It also functions as a base in town for our supporters, promotes our events and keeps in touch with local residents.
The shop is always in need of good quality clothing and bric a brac, so if you have any unwanted goods, please drop items in during opening hours [Mon - Sat, 10.00 - 4.00].
Volunteers work under the guidance of the shop managers and help to provide a wide range of quality second hand (and new) goods at modest prices.
If you have a few hours to spare each week, why not consider becoming a volunteer yourself ? Contact us for more information.
Sarah is the manager.
Sarah is supported by Natasha as assistant manager, and a number of brilliant volunteers.
Retail Gift Aid
Our Shop operates Retail Gift Aid. All donors who are UK tax-payers are encouraged to sign up (one only has to do this once) and we can then claim 25% Gift Aid on the sale value of their donated items.
This move in May 2012 entailed new point-of-sale equipment and training of the staff, and is making a significant contribution to the Shop's annual surplus, at no cost to the donor.
Since installing this facility we have claimed over £15,000 Retail Gift Aid.