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BE PATIENT: Charity shop in Kings Langley urges resident to hold off on donating until after lockdown

 Published on: 9th November 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

As we enter lockdown two, many non-essential retailers such as charity shops have had to shut their doors.

The Hospice of St Francis in Kings Langley has had many donations dropped outside the store since lockdown began, however this only creates more problems and volunteers are urging residents to wait until after lockdown.

Sharon Hurford, manager of the Kings Langley store, said staff are not on hand to accept the donations as the store is closed for lockdown.

She said: “We are closed for lockdown and we are hoping to reopen on December 2, but this does depend on government guidelines.

“We do have a notice on the door asking for donations not to be left whilst the shop is shut. As the staff are on furlough we are not allowed to work.”

Sharon added that anything that is donated will be destroyed so is urging the community to wait to leave donations when they reopen.

She said: “Anything that is left will be destroyed which in turn costs the charity money. We will willingly take donations once we open our doors again. We can’t wait to open the shop again and be part of the community.”

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