In these difficult times it’s vital that we safeguard our staff, volunteers and customers.
To do so, all our shops have now closed until further notice.
For the time being, we will not be able to collect or accept donated goods. Please do not leave any items outside our shops at this time.
As soon as our shops reopen we will instantly need your support. Therefore now maybe a good time to have that much needed sort out and save your unwanted items for our Hospice shop. Don’t forget we also accept suitable large items of furniture, which we are able to collect, so if you are thinking of buying a new sofa when things return to normal, please consider donating your old one to us.
On average a large bag of donated goods will raise just over £40 when resold. This would pay for two hours of Specialist Nursing Care, for a patient in their own home. And right now despite the pandemic our nurses continue to be there for our most vulnerable patients.
At present for each week our shops are closed we are losing over £5,700 of income which would normally being going towards the cost of patient care. Therefore anything you can do to support now or in the coming weeks and months will be greatly appreciated.
We will continue to be there for our patients and their families within Blaenau Gwent, but we also need the local community to continue to help and support us.
We look forward to welcoming you back into our shops in the very near future.
Please stay in, stay safe and help protect the NHS
16-17 Market Square, Merthyr Telephone Number – 01685 816284
35 Broad Street Blaenavon NP3 9NF Telephone Number 01495 793077
103 Commercial Street, Tredegar Telephone Number 01495 787672
53 Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale Telephone Number 01495 787674
4 Beaufort Street, Brynmawr Telephone Number 01495 787674
Unit 1, 9-15 Church Street, Abertillery Telephone Number 787670
Phil was shell shocked when diagnosed with Prostate Cancer three years ago, age 44. Not knowing where else to turn, Phil self-referred to the hospice, already aware of the service as his father- in- law had received support. “When I was diagnosed I was unsure where to turn. The hospice helped me understand my diagnosis and then explained the services they could provide to support me and my family” Shortly after Phil’s referral his specialist nurse saw he was suffering from a number of stress induced problems and suggested complementary therapy. “I was sceptical to begin with, but I could soon feel the benefits. My stress levels decreased and my sleep dramatically improved”. Phil received reflexology, massage and aromatherapy he also received these treatments when staying at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital. The treatments improved Phil’s physical and psychological symptoms, allowing him to open up, discussing his fears and anxieties in a safe and relaxed environment. “It was my oasis in life, it was me time and I didn’t get that anywhere else. I would highly recommend having complementary therapies to anyone who is unsure. They have helped me no end and I haven’t looked back since” Phil explained. During Phil’s journey he accessed a variety of the hospice’s services including family support, nursing and therapies. The clinical team worked together providing the support Phil needed. Phil was discharged from the hospice as his symptoms were controlled and stable. Although Phil was anxious about discharge, he worked with the team and knows that should anything change, the hospice is only ever a phone call away.