You may have read about a story that has appeared in today’s Northwich Guardian. We were sorry to hear that Mrs Stubbs was unhappy following her kind donation of goods to our shop in Northwich. We have extended an invitation to her to meet with a relevant person here at St Luke’s so we can fully explain our processes on receiving items.

As a charity we are very grateful for all items donated, however there are some goods which for a number of reasons we cannot put on sale. Examples of items we cannot sell include toys without a CE Mark, those with pieces missing and items which are not flame retardant or which have safety labels removed.

Where possible, items that cannot go on sale are generally recycled or sold to a rag merchant with the proceeds then being fed back into the charity funding stream. This is not always possible and some items do need to be disposed of.  We are extremely grateful for all donations received and would never knowingly dispose of anything which could be sold to support patient care at St Luke’s.

Andrea Ladeira

Director of Business and  Support Services