Thames Hospice on Duke Street was the first charity shop to open their doors in Henley when the shops reopened on the 15 June. Oxfam Book Shop and Cancer Research UK have now opened too and are taking donations. The rest will hopefully follow over the next month.
The Oxfam Bookshop is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4.00pm and 12-4.00pm on Sundays. For larger donations please call ahead for a time slot on 577410. The Oxfam shop in Market Place will open on 9 July Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4.00pm. Again please call ahead for larger donations. The Cancer Research Shop is open 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director at the British Heart Foundation who also have a shop on Duke Street, said “From mid July, we will start to reopen more of our BHF shops, ensuring that all necessary precautions are in place such as social distancing measures, protective equipment for staff and volunteers and the safe collection and processing of donated items. Once back up and running, we will be hugely grateful for all donations, big or small, and would ask the public to keep hold of good quality items that could help fund our life saving research – you can also donate via our new postal donation service without heading to the High Street and shop with us via our online shop and eBay store.”
The Sue Ryder shop is hoping to be open sometime in August and Helen & Douglas shop is waiting to hear of their opening date. This week a number of large sacks of donations were left at the back of the Sue Ryder shop in Tuns Lane which were all damaged due to the rain. DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE SHOPS. It costs the charities money to remove unusable donations and your donations could be stolen too.