This is when charity shops will open in and around Worksop and how you can donate items

Charity shops will open their doors on Monday along with other non-essential shops as lockdown restrictions begin to ease further.

By Sam Jackson
Saturday, 10th April 2021, 9:49 am

Bassetlaw Hospice will be reopening its Worksop and Retford shops on Monday, but opening hours may be reduced.

Donations are only being accepted at the Retford shop, and can only be made on Mondays or Thursday.

Anyone wanting to make a donation should reserve a drop-off slot in advance by calling 01777 710444.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Dinnington will not be reopening

The opening times for the Worksop shop are Monday to Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-1pm and for the Retfors shop Monday to Satrday 9.30am-3.30pm.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is also preparing to open its shops. However, its shop in Dinnington will not be reopening.

Its donation station at the hospice on Cramfit Road, North Anston will also be reopening from April 10 and will be accessible from 7am – 7pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Head of retail at Bluebell Wood, Terri Hanson, said: “The past year has without a doubt been the most challenging our charity shops have ever faced so we’re very much looking forward to opening our doors and welcoming customers back.

“We’ll have plenty of bargains up for grabs in our shops thanks to the generosity of our supporters, and each and every item we sell will help us to make magical memories with local families in the time they have together.

“While we know that shopping will feel a little bit different in the weeks and months ahead, we want to reassure our customers that all necessary measures will be in place to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

Barnardo’s is also planning to open its Worksop shops on Monday, and some may be operating at reduced opening hours.

A charity spokesman said: “We are aware that our customers have been holding onto their pre-loved items during the current lockdown in anticipation of us reopening and we shall be delighted to receive them.

"We would ask that our customers bear with us during the first couple of weeks of reopening as our teams will be working diligently to accept all of the donations as quickly as they can.”

The British Heart Foundation’s furniture and electrical store in Worksop will also be reopening on Monday.

Retail director, Allison Swaine-Hughes, said: “We are thrilled to get our shops back up and running across England and Wales and look forward to welcoming our customers, staff and volunteers through the doors

"As we reopen, our number one priority will be ensuring the safety of everyone who shops, works and volunteers with us.

Donations will be accepted in shops and to make larger donations people can arrange a Covid-secure home collection online or via their local store and have the items picked up free of charge.

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Sam Jackson, editor.