28 High Street, Wimborne has been open as The Friends of Victoria Hospital Shop for over twenty years. Its aim is to achieve a 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 needs good quality clothing in particular. If you have goods to donate, please ring the shop on 01202 848031 to arrange a time to come in. Standard hours are Mon - Sat, 10.00 - 4.00 but in these 'non-standard' times our opening hours can vary, so to be sure when we are open, please ring us on 01202 848031.
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.