BARNSLEY Hospice is encouraging people having spring clear-outs to donate their pre-loved items to its furniture shop.

The store, on Blucher Street in the town centre, sells furniture and homeware which goes towards funding patient care.

A collection service for donated items is available and delivery can be organised for purchases. The shop sells sofas, chairs, tables, wardrobes, mirrors and household ornaments.

Retail manager Steven Hatfield said: “If you can bring them in that’s fantastic, but if not, we offer a collection service for large items. We also do house clearances and we will take most things.

“The people that know we’re here love the shop but it’s a bit of a hidden treasure. It’s just behind the Pitt Street post office and less than five minutes’ walk from the market.

“The shop is ideal for people needing items for their first home and landlords who need to keep costs down.”

For larger products such as sofas and tables, the charity offers a delivery service to anywhere around the Barnsley district for a flat fee of £25.

Debbie Warbuton, retail support at Barnsley Hospice, said: “Everything that you would need to furnish a home can be found in this store. You can get really good quality items at a fantastic price.

“By buying from the shop you’re contributing towards keeping the hospice open. I’ve personally seen where the money goes because my sister was cared for by the hospice. The care and support they give is second to none.”

There are six Barnsley Hospice shops; at Hoyland, Cudworth, Penistone and three in the town centre. A donation centre at Dodworth acts as a drop-off point and warehouse, and also houses three retail outlets selling electricals, clothes, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records and books.

To arrange donation collections, call the shop on 249744. For more information about Barnsley Hospice go to or call 244244.