The Friends of Blandford Hospital are very proud of their 2 Charity Shops in Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton which provide a steady income for the charity generated through the hard work and commitment of the team of volunteers that work there. Everything we sell is second hand/pre-loved but we do not compromise on quality despite keeping our prices low.
Donating items to our Charity Shops is a really great way to support the work of the Friends of Blandford Hospital. Income generated by those goods will be used to support projects at the hospital and throughout our local community.
Management costs are minimal in our Charity shops with the shops being predominantly run by a fantastic team of volunteers. If you are considering Volunteering in Blandford or Sturminster Newton then do get in touch. Go to Volunteering Page
Any questions you have about our shops, donating goods or volunteering with us then give us a call on 01258 451456 or pop in to either shop for a chat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sorry, both shops only accept cash
We do, in our Sturminster shop. Any Children’s clothes donated in Blandford will be taken to Sturminster Newton for sale in our shop there.
Of course, give us a call on 01258 451456 and we will arrange a mutually convenient time to collect
We are only able to accept very small items of furniture that are easily portable by a member of our team. Any upholsetered item must have a fire safety label attached.
We love to receive small, portable electrical appliances that have a plug attached. We are unable to accept computers, microwaves, old style televisions or any item that has to be fitted by an electrician such as ceiling or wall lights.
I would love to volunteer but look after my grandchildren in the School holidays/ go away every year. Is that ok?
Volunteering has to work for you, as much as it does for us! We are happy to work with you, whenever you are available and understand that your family and travel plans will come first.
Unfortunately we are unable to process Gift Aid currently for donated goods.