Helen & Douglas House cares for local terminally ill babies, children, and their families in our hospice in Oxford and at home. As a charity, our shops provide 20% of the £3.6 million income we need each year to keep providing this invaluable support to families facing the unimaginable prospect of losing a child. Each time you shop with us, you’re helping us to help local families make the most of the precious time they have left together.
We’ve missed you and look forward to welcoming you backWe are looking forward to starting to welcome our customers back to our charity shops during Children’s Hospice Week from Thursday 25th June, to raise money to help local terminally ill children. The shops which will open first on 25th June will be our Oxford shops in Rose Hill and Summertown and our Woodley shop in Reading which will be open Thursday to Saturday that week and then Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm. We plan to open our other branches in phases during the next few months.
Most shops will have a ‘drop and go’ donation area where there is space during opening hours, where customers can drop off their donations without having to go inside the shops. Please do not leave donations outside our shops until they have re-opened.
Our priority is to ensure that our shops are safe for our customers, volunteers and staff. There will be many new measures to ensure everyone can work and shop safely including social distancing. All donations will be quarantined for at least 72 hours, before they are sorted and clothing will be steam cleaned using professional equipment. Homeware and other items will be washed or wiped down before they are displayed.
For the moment we will not be operating our furniture collection and delivery service.
Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Pop into your local Helen & Douglas House charity shops and see what bargains you’ll find. Not only will you save money, but you’ll get the warm feeling that comes from knowing you’re helping families in need.
Before you set off to visit us, please make sure to check our opening times.
Our charity shops
You’ll discover a huge array of preloved goods next time you call into one of our 29 shops. From stylish clothes and accessories at a fraction of high street prices to a fantastic selection of books, CDs and toys, you’ll be amazed at the bargains you can pick up. Take a look at our Refund Policy.
If you’re on the lookout for quality furniture, head over to our specialist furniture shops in Oxford (Rose Hill and Headington), Didcot and Carterton. You’ll find a great range of donated and upcycled furniture, including sofas, tables, beds, televisions and other small electricals. Our Summertown shop in north Oxford is the place to go if you’re into clothes and accessories.
Can’t make it to our shop today? Visit our Amazon and eBay shops instead! It’s where you’ll find rare and more valuable items, as well as high-quality new goods donated to us. Bookmark the page and keep an eye on the great items we’re selling. Did you know that if you’re an eBay seller, you can even donate a percentage of your sale proceeds to us?
Have you purchased something exciting in one of our shops? Share your find with us using the #foundathdh hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to be in with a chance of being featured on our social media pages.
Other easy ways to help your local hospice
Donate to your local Helen & Douglas House shop
Without your wonderful donations, we wouldn’t be able to keep our shops open. Just one bag of donated clothes can be worth £30 to us, and even more with Gift Aid. If you’ve got some clothes, books, toys or anything else you no longer need, find out more about donating to our shops.