Blythe House Hospicecare is teaming up with fashion retailer New Look this Christmas to offer Buxton shoppers an extra big thank you for supporting the charity.

Following a successful pilot in the summer, New Look is launching a new customer discount initiative to support hospice care, by encouraging more people to donate goods to their local hospice shops.

The high street store will be offering a 20 per cent discount voucher to anyone who drops in a full bag of donations at Blythe House’s shop on Eagle Parade before the end of January 2020. The shop is one of over 200 taking part in the programme across the UK.

Under the scheme, running in partnership with national hospice and end of life care charity Hospice UK, donors will receive a voucher which they will be able to spend at New Look’s store in the Springs Shopping Centre, which is only a short walk from the hospice shop.

Marie Brown, Blythe House’s Buxton shop Manager, said: ‘This fantastic initiative is enabling people to support their local hospice, and in return receive a voucher to spend in at another local retailer – just in time for Christmas and a bonus for our local high street!’

Nigel Oddy, Chief Executive Officer at New Look, said: ‘As a company, we really care about being kind to our people and to our planet, therefore we want to make it easy for our customers to recycle their unwanted clothes whilst helping to reduce the amount of clothing waste that ends up in landfill. New Look is very excited about this partnership with Hospice UK to encourage our customers to donate their once loved clothes to their local hospice shop. Following the successful pilot for this initiative over the summer, we are delighted to be rolling this out nationally.’

Meghan Booth, Business Development Manager at Hospice UK, added: ‘It is wonderful to have such as well-recognised brand as New Look working in partnership with us. Their support makes such a big difference in helping to increase public awareness about the care available to people with life-limiting conditions and their families.’

Blythe House’s retail sector – including four charity shops across the High Peak, and two online eBay sites – brings in almost half of the funding needed to keep care and services free for local patients, carers and their families. The NHS provides just 21% of the hospice’s resources.