Local village provides huge boost in donations for Saint Michael’s charity shops

Harrogate’s Saint Michael’s Hospice is thanking the residents of Hampsthwaite for their generous pre-loved donations as the charity’s first six shops were able to open with the much-welcomed support.

Resident John McPartlan coordinated the collective donation effort, inviting local residents to gather their donated treasures together in one location in the village.

Saint Michael’s Chief Executive Tony Collins said: “We have been humbled by the efforts of our friends in Hampsthwaite, and grateful for such an incredible amount of donations.

“We exist for our community and the only reason we are able to provide the care that we do is because of the support that we receive. Our shops are no different and the support from John McPartlan, and the people of Hampsthwaite, has given us a much needed boost.”

The first six of Saint Michael’s shops reopened on July 4, supported by the temporary donation drop off point on Hookstone Wood Road. Supporters are being asked to take donations to the drop off point and not to take them to the shops for the time being. This is to ensure a 72 hour quarantine period before items can be put on sale in the shops.

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