Specialist care for adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness

How can we help you?

We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Weldmar and the services we offer.

Our individually tailored care for patients and their loved ones takes place in the community, at home, and in our hospice

Trinity Street shop outside

Dorchester Charity Shop

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Spacious Shop Floor, layout allows easy access for everyone. Being a local charity, we are supported very well with amazing donations. We have new stock merchandised daily, clean and Bright displays and friendly staff and volunteers.

At our Dorchester Charity Shop we have a good range of Ladies and Gents clothing and accessories, interesting collection of Bric a Brac, books, Cd’s/DVD’s and records, bedding, small electrical appliances and greeting cards.

Making a donation:

Only donate what you can comfortably carry.

All of our shops have to stop accepting donations once their stock room is full each day, so if you are making a special journey to donate, please call ahead to check that we are still accepting donations that day.

Please note that this shop does not take furniture – the nearest Weldmar Outlet to this shop is Dorchester Outlet.

Please do not leave any donations outside our charity shops, as we won’t be able to use them.

Common Questions

If I want to find out about volunteering in a Weldmar charity shop, who do I ask for?

charity shop volunteerGreat! Thank you for considering sparing your time to help us.

Volunteers are vital in our shops to enable us to keep Weldmar’s services going.

Please pop into the Weldmar Hospicecare shop or outlet that you would like to volunteer at, and ask to speak to the manager or deputy manager.

Alternatively, you can get fill out our Volunteer Expression of Interest form at a convenient time.

What items can I not donate?

The whole area of recycling has changed for all Charities. We can no longer dispose of any broken, damaged or unsaleable items. We no longer have anywhere to recycle these goods and, in fact, have to PAY to have them taken away. We are, therefore, having to be more restrictive on what donations we can accept.

This list should help identify items we cannot accept. If in doubt please ask the Store Manager or one of our sales staff.

  • Broken or Chipped China & Glassware
  • Broken or Incomplete Toys / Games
  • Soiled or Damaged Linens / Curtains
  • Soiled or Damaged Clothing
  • Standalone Computers / Monitors
  • Electric Blankets
  • All Crash Helmets
  • Restrictions on certain Safety Items
  • All Videos and Pirate or Personal DVDs / CDs 

 

Do you collect/deliver donations from your charity shops?

Thank you for supporting Weldmar Hospicecare by donating items for us to sell!  We really appreciate it.

Our shops do not make collections or deliveries, but our larger outlets do collect larger items such as furniture free of charge in their surrounding areas – these are based in Weymouth, Dorchester (who will collect/deliver from across the west of Dorset), Blandford, and Shaftesbury.

Our outlets will also deliver items, but there is a small charge for this service.

If you would like to enquire about delivery or collection, please contact your nearest Weldmar Outlet.

Where are the nearest places to park for your charity shop on Trinity Street, Dorchester?

There is a layby outside of shop with Double Yellow Lines. The nearest carpark is the local Co op or Metered on street parking.

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