St Clare Hospice
About the Company
At St Clare Hospice our vision is that every adult with a life limiting condition in our local communities should have access to palliative care services wherever and whenever they need them, so that they can make the most of every moment, no matter how long they have left to live. Our many different services provide patients, their families and carers, with physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual support, at home, or here at the Hospice.
St Clare Hospice is an independent charity, with most of the cost of our services met through donations and voluntary funding. It costs over £4million a year to run all our hospice services, and we receive limited NHS funding, so the income generation directorate is responsible for fundraising most of this. Individuals, schools, community groups, businesses, events, grant-making trusts and foundations, and our seven shops help us to raise the money to keep going.
St Clare Hospice generates income through its retail provision, including c. nine shops, a distribution warehouse, and e-commerce sales. The portfolio of shops includes a large flagship and training shop in Harlow, charity shops carrying a range of merchandise (donated goods and new items), and specialist charity shops with a focus on a particular type of merchandise.