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St Barnabas Hospice to open ‘drive-thru’ donation service

Also planning a phased re-opening of charity shops

St Barnabas Hospice will open a special ‘drive-thru’ donation service in Lincoln and is also planning on a phased re-opening of its charity shops.

Plans are currently underway for a ‘Book and Bring’ Donation Drive-Thru at the warehouse on Cardinal Close in Lincoln.

People will be able to book a time slot and bring their donations to the car park, which has a one-way system that customers can use like a drive-thru. Full details for the Donation Drive-Thru are currently being finalised and will be announced in due course.

The Lincolnshire-based charity also has 26 shops across the county which had to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is now making plans for a gradual re-opening to the public.

The shops will remain closed until the end of June at the earliest and, once it is safe to do so, there will be a phased re-opening starting with the popular Birchwood outlet in Lincoln.

The government said charity shops can open from June 15.

The house clearance and furniture collection service will remain closed until the end of June.

Caroline Peach, Head of Retail at St Barnabas Hospice, said: “We are busy sourcing additional PPE and perfecting safe donating and shopping procedures. This means that in the short term at least, our shops will seem very different to before. Everyone has been so patient, and we appreciate how supportive our customers are.”