LOROS Glenfield Warehouse opens its doors for donations of clothing

Published on 4th June 2020

It’s the news everyone who has had a clear out has been waiting for.

LOROS Hospice has opened its warehouse in Glenfield to donations of clothing for the first time since lockdown.

Whilst the charity’s 29 shops remain closed, the warehouse, located at 1 Station Road, Glenfield, is now open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-3pm.

“Donations are absolutely essential to LOROS to raise the funds which support our patient care, so please do bring your items along,” said Gary McMillan-Dale, LOROS Retail Manager.

“Please bear in mind that due to the pandemic we are accepting a restricted list of donations, so don’t bring anything else or we’ll have to ask you to take it away again”, adds Gary.

LOROS can currently only accept:

  • clean clothes
  • bric-a-brac items
  • small electrical items
  • boxed toys and games
  • computer games and consoles
  • vinyl records

Glenfield Warehouse will have 2 metre markers and a clear one-way system marked. LOROS staff will be wearing gloves and masks, and storing items for 72 hours before sorting, as per government guidelines.

Gary continues, “We are working on a plan to reopen a number of our shops. Our staff, volunteers and customers come first so we’ll announce more once we feel sure we can keep them safe.

“We’ll be asking people to continue to drop off donations at our warehouse even when our shops re-open - we simply won’t have the space to store the bags for 72 hours there.

“I’d like to thank all our customers for their ongoing support.”

If you’re visiting the Glenfield warehouse, please stay two metres apart to protect yourself and don’t visit if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Please also do not leave donations outside when the warehouse or shops are closed as they cannot be used and LOROS may be reported for fly tipping.

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