Thank you for visiting our website. Following the closure of our retail shops due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are preparing a phased shop opening plan starting with our Avenue Farm Furniture and Homeware shop in Stratford which will be opening its doors on Tuesday 23rd June 2020.


Safety has been our highest priority in our detailed preparations to welcome back customers, employees, and volunteers into our shops. We are following government safety advice and implementing measures for social distancing protocols, hand sanitiser stations, perspex screens at tills, additional cleaning of high frequency touch points in shops, and a 72 hour quarantine and sanitising procedure for donated goods. 


We need your support now more than ever before to help us continue funding our vital services to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. 


We need good quality donations of clothing, house hold items, and furniture which can be accepted by our Donation Centre at Avenue Farm. If you would like to make a furniture donation, please complete the Furniture Donation Enquiry Form below. Click the button below for information about how we are managing donations, furniture collections and deliveries safely during COVID-19.





Donated items


We sell donated items in our shops to raise much needed funding for The Shakespeare Hospice. In order for us to maximise the value of your donated item, would you please help us by ensuring:

  • The item your donating is in good condition, complete and works correctly

  • Each individual upholstered item has a fire label attached with a legible batch number

  • We are able to collect furniture items, see our Avenue Farm page for more information  - there are some items we can’t sell for legal, safety or quality reasons – please see the link below for items we cannot sell

  •  We offer a free furniture collection service if you are based within our collection zones

  • If we are unable to collect your items, please visit Recycle Now to find out what to do with specific items and where to recycle them.

Don’t forget to Gift Aid it!



Refusal of donations statement


Please understand that sometimes our staff may refuse to collect or receive a donated item if they feel that it doesn’t match the description that has been provided to us or it's not in good condition. If we can’t sell items, it will cost the hospice money to dispose of them. As we are a charity, we must ensure our costs are kept low and we remain cost effective, therefore our staff do follow strict guidelines to ensure that we only collect/receive items we are able to sell. 


Find out more about our shops


Henley Shop

Alcester Shop

Avenue Farm Furniture and Homeware Shop

The Bookshop

Greenhill Street

Wellesbourne Shop

Kenilworth Charity Shop

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Registered Office: Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9UL