A new monthly drop off session is set to take place for Derbyshire Dales residents to support local hospice care.

Staff and volunteers from the hospice are set to host the first session at Ashford War Memorial Institute on Greaves Lane, in Ashford in the Water from 1 to 3pm on Wednesday 27th July.

Anyone is welcome to drop off items that they would like to give a second lease of life by donating them to the charity, for sale in hospice shops across the community including in Bakewell.

Items that people might like to donate include good quality clothing, shoes and accessories, books, CDs, DVDs, bed linen, curtains, tablecloths, bric-a-brac, pictures, homeware, small electrical items and jewellery.

Marie Brown, manager at the hospice’s Bakewell shop on Matlock Street, said: ‘The charity’s five local shops and online stores raised £525,000 to fund local hospice care and services throughout 2021/22.

‘We have incredible support from everyone across our local communities and we’re so very grateful – we couldn’t reach these incredible totals without you. We hope the new drop off point will be a convenient and central place in the Dales for supporters to travel to, to pass on donated items for us to sell to fund local care.’

During 2021, the charity’s hugely successful Hospice at Home service provided over 20,000 hours of care to local patients who wished to stay in the comfort of their own home at the end of their life, including in Bakewell, Baslow, Bradwell, Calver, Cressbrook, Curbar, Eyam, Grindleford, Little Longstone, Longnor, Matlock, Pilsley, Rowsley, Tansley, Two Dales, Winster and Youlgrave.

Future drop in sessions will take place between 1 and 3pm on the last Wednesday of every month at the same venue:

  • 31st August
  • 28th September
  • 26th October
  • 30th November

For more information, call 01629 259320 or visit our shops webpage.