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

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Wareham Charity Shop

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Our Weldmar shop is in the heart of Wareham on West Street, where we see our regular customers but we also see new faces as well. Whether you’re a volunteer or member of staff here, we always make sure that the customers are happy and greet them when they enter the shop.

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.

Where are the nearest places to park for your charity shop in Wareham?

There is parking outside but it is on street parking and can be limited. The nearest places to park near our Weldmar shop is Co-op carpark or Sainsbury’s carpark.

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.

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