Bristol's biggest charity retailer has launched its all new Summerwear fashion campaign
All 50 of the charity’s stores across Bristol and surrounding areas are stocking the latest spring/summer 2017 trends from florals and frills to metallics and denim and savvy shoppers can get hold of some of their favourite brands at up to half the original price.
With designers like Karen Millen, French Connection and Paul Smith on the racks, as well as high street brands like Topshop, Next, Zara and River Island, retail managers at St Peter’s Hospice say they aim to challenge the preconceptions of charity shopping.
Paul Chivers, head of retail at St Peter’s Hospice, said: “Our shops are a brilliant hunting ground for high-quality fashion that people can afford to try out. We’ve got some really bold, daring and quirky items as well as your average high street fashions for men, women and children. In recent years pre-loved fashion has really taken off with online sites like Ebay and Depop becoming popular. The great thing with our shops is that you can try before you buy and the money you spend goes straight back into helping people in need in Bristol. We are doing lots more upcycling and repurposing of our clothes to give them a vintage or an edgy feel and that’s working really well. Many shops now have a dedicated vintage section and our City Centre store has just launched its own Urban Fashion section.”
“All money generated from our shops and clearance stores goes directly towards caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses as well as supporting their families, both at the hospice and out in the community.”
St Peter’s Hospice is Bristol’s only adult hospice, which cares for more than 2,227 patients each year as well as supporting family members.
All services are provided free of charge for patients and their families and this care costs around £19,000 a day. In order to continue providing vital care for the people of Bristol, St Peter’s Hospice relies on donations from fundraising and its shops.
Paul continued: “As ever, our fantastic stock is thanks to our donators, so if you’re clearing space in your wardrobe to make way for new summer outfits please drop your unwanted items to your local St Peter’s Hospice shop.”
There are 50 St Peter’s Hospice shops across Bristol so you’ll never be far from your nearest store. For a full list of shops visit www.stpetershospice.org.uk.