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 (who joined us in July 2019), and a team of brilliant volunteers.
Retail Gift Aid
Our Shop operates Retail Gift Aid. All donors who are UK tax-payers are encouraged to sign up (you only have to do this once) and we can then claim 25% Gift Aid on the sale value of their donated items. We have claimed over £18,000 in Retail Gift Aid.
The shop enjoyed some refurbishment in June 2019 and in July we started accepting card payments. These have boosted our sales.