New Butterfly Hospice van offers free collections of donated items

The new Butterfly Hospice van

The new Butterfly Hospice van

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Donating items to be sold atthe Butterfly Hospice charity shop is about to get even easier - with the purchase of a new delivery van.

The van will be used to collect donated goods to be sold at the hospice charity shops and to deliver sold furniture and electrical items.

It was bought following a £15,000 donation from the outgoing Skegness mayor, Mark Anderson, who raised the money through charity balls and personal donations among other things.

Butterfly Hospice warehouse manager Steve Doughty said: “We are absolutely delighted with our new van. It will make a huge improvement to the service we can give to our customers. Our volunteers really appreciate that the new van enables them to collect and deliver goods as professionally as possible.”

Hospice chief executive Judi Byrne said: “Thanks to the generosity of the Skegness community, and with help from the Masonic Lodges, we have a larger, more reliable vehicle which enables our warehouse team to provide the best service possible not just to our customers but also to our shop units.

“The proceeds raised by the charity shops go towards our work to provide an inpatient palliative care unit at the Hospice.”

She added: “The proceeds raised by the charity shops go towards our work to provide an inpatient palliative care unit at the Hospice. We know that this is a much needed facility in this part of the county and has the community’s support for it to open. We continue to wait for the outcome of our discussions with the NHS GP clinical commissioning group.”

To donate unwanted furniture, electrical and other items call Steve on 07823 332008 or email enquiries@butterflyhospice.com