Our shop is a window on hospice care: we are part of the local community, and as well as being a vital income stream, our shop has information about Brian House and the care we give.
We have one dedicated Brian House shop in Cleveleys, but as part of the wider Trinity Hospice group, we have 15 shops, spread across the Fylde Coast.
We look for
- good quality men’s and women’s clothing and shoes
- children’s clothing, toys and games
- books and multimedia like DVDs, CDs and vinyl
- accessories, non-pierced jewellery, belts, handbags
- bric-a-brac, crockery, glassware, bakeware, household linen and ornaments
- good quality furniture
- unwanted gifts
If you want to check any items with us, please call us on 01253 395822.
Just go to Charity shops near me and search via your postcode for your nearest shop.
Yes we have vans that can come to you to collect goods. Please call us on 01253 395822 to discuss.
Our Victoria Road shop in Cleveleys is part of the Trinity Hospice chain. Some of those shops are actually gifts-in-kind, generously given to us by supporters. It means that our running costs can be kept extremely low. We have some paid shop managers, but most of the people you see working in our shops are our wonderful volunteers.
We are very proud of our Victoria Road shop – it helped launch our new-look Brian House brand and logo. But by investing to make our shops look good, we actually make more money in the long term. Shoppers like modern environments and expect charity shops to be clean and well maintained. Attractive shop fronts entice people through the door, so it’s worth us investing because in everything we do, projecting a professional image is important to us. Our Trinity Hospice shop signs are being replaced to reflect our new brand, but also to comply with the local councils' safety policies.
We hear this sometimes, but the statistics show that traditional High Streets are under most threat from internet shopping and high business rates; not charity shops. We are always sympathetic to the needs of the community, strive to be good neighbours and try to add to the experience of local shopping, not detract from it.
We raise money in many ways, but our shop is a vital source of income. It costs well over £1 million a year to run Brian House, and less than £200,000 of that comes from the Department of Health. Our shop brings in thousands of pounds each year, helping keep Brian House care free of charge for children and young people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.