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Fashion Blog Friday: Super Swinging Sixties

Our ‘Fashion Blog Friday’ series will show you how you can achieve the latest catwalk inspired looks without having to pay those costly designer prices. With a little help from some of our wonderful staff and volunteers, we’ll be showing you how to create the latest look using items from our very own Compton Hospice shops!  Fashion Friday Trend 4: Swinging Sixties The 60’s was […]

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Fashion Blog Friday: Marvelous Monochrome

Our ‘Fashion Blog Friday’ series will show you how you can achieve the latest catwalk inspired looks without having to pay those costly designer prices. With a little help from some of our wonderful staff and volunteers, we’ll be showing you how to create the latest look using items from our very own Compton Hospice shops!  Fashion Friday Trend 3: Monochrome Simple, chic and sophisticated, […]

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Fashion Blog Friday: All white on the night

‘Fashion Blog Friday’ will show you how you can achieve the latest catwalk inspired looks without having to pay those costly designer prices. With a little help from some of our wonderful staff and volunteers, we’ll be showing you how to create the latest look using items from our very own Compton Hospice shops!  Fashion Friday Trend 2: White During the hottest days of the […]

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Fashion Blog Friday: Blog 1 – Pastels

We love to shop. High Street to High End. Chanel to Charity. Written by Caroline Painter (Manager – Compton Hospice Charity Shop Kingswinford) and Emma Gardiner (Volunteer) We are excited to introduce to you our brand new Fashion blog! Brought to you every other Friday the blog will show you how you can achieve the latest catwalk inspired looks without having to pay those […]

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Caroline’s Autumn Collection

Caroline’s Autumn Collection

Codsall shop Manageress, Caroline Painter, has compiled her very own Autumn fashion collection from outfits donated to her hospice shop. Inspired by the request to “Go Yellow” for Hospice Care Week (7-13 October), where shops were asked to find a ‘yellow’ outfit and dress their window in yellow, Caroline decided to go one step further and […]

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One Million Thank You’s

Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude go to each and every person who has supported our Compton Hospice charity shops over the last 12 months helping us to generate £1 million in income for the very first time! Whether you are a regular customer, have donated items for sale or worked as a shop volunteer your contributions […]

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Why barter on price in charity shops?

WHY do people think it is acceptable to try and barter on price in a charity shop? I doubt the thought would cross their mind to do this in any other shop, where items are more likely to be over-priced.  This letter, published in The Times News, highlights a situation that is unfortunately not uncommon.  While our customers are […]

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Charity bag scammers closed-down by High Court

We have always had reservations about charity bag collections for a number of reasons but this article in Third Sector, reporting on a ruling against scammers, demonstrates how the charity bag system has allowed unscrupulous people to take advantage of the generosity of householders and steal from the pockets of charities. Air Ambulance Recycling Limited and E&N Textiles, which […]

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Clear the decks for Compton

  ARE you feeling inspired to start your big Spring clean now the sun is starting to shine? We’re in the last few days of National Declutter Week, so get in the spirit, shake out the cobwebs and clear the decks ready for Summer. Clearing out your wardrobe, your cupboards, your office or your garage  can […]

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Give your mom time this Mother’s Day

DO you get all panicky about what to get your mom for Mother’s Day?  Do you worry that no gift will express just how much you appreciate your lovely mom? My suggestion this year is to forget the usual pressies and offer your mom your undivided attention.  Create a memorable day by giving her your time. Let’s […]

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