HomeStore helps St Nicholas Hospice to create more space for social distancing
Our Bury St Edmunds branch has given the St Nicholas Hospice free storage for its furniture as it has had to introduce measures to ensure safe social distancing for staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Facilities manager for the Hospice, Christopher Plumb said, “While the hospice is still unable to welcome visitors, the cafeteria and break-out areas had to be rearranged to protect staff and this meant moving out some furniture and other equipment.”
“The hospice is a charity relying largely on donations, so our offer of free storage space had been really helpful”, he said.
Meanwhile, some of the larger St Nicholas charity shops have been reopened. These are the branches in Mildenhall, Newmarket, Haverhill and two in Bury St Edmunds at Barton Road and St John’s Street.
Again, the shops have had to be reconfigured to keep people safe and they are not yet able to take donations of goods for resale.
Donations of unwanted items can still be made, however, to the hospice Warehouse at Chapel Pond Hill, Bury St Edmunds, where they will be quarantined for a short time until they are safe to put into the stores.
Heidi, Branch Manager of our Bury St. Edmunds Storage facility said ‘HomeStore in Bury St Edmunds has had a long relationship with St Nicholas Hospice and have sponsored many events. We were more than happy to help them with free storage when they needed us in this time of uncertainty’.