Monday, 28 November 2011

Monday, 28th November - Helen Hospice

More decluttering sees a bag fill up with books and magazines primarily. I haul this down to the RSPCA shop as it's on our way to the train station. As we walk along I tell my mum about my bad experiences in this shop.

The door's open, so we head in and a surly woman tells us that the shop is closed just as someone else enters.

I tell him the shop is closed, but she says they're open for donations in such a draconian manner that I daren't tell her that I was trying to donate. We then try the BHF who don't take magazines. I'm about to put the lot in the rubbish bin in the marketplace when my mum takes them to Helen House who again save the day.

I love this charity shop and will make them my first destination next time; not the third.

Helen & Douglas House has the time and expertise to care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions and support their families. The two hospice houses offer specialist symptom and pain management, medically-supported short breaks and end-of-life care, as well as counselling and practical support for the whole family.

Helen House opened in 1982 as the world's first children's hospice. Douglas House opened in 2004 as the world's first hospice specifically for young adults aged 16-35.

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