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Shopping Sustainably

21st March 2024

If you’re looking for ways to become more sustainable this year, tiny changes can have a big impact. One way to improve your carbon footprint is by shopping and donating to the St Barnabas House charity shop in Henfield High Street. The shop is part of a chain of hospice shops raising more than £1 million annually. This vital income enables the charity to provide care for local people at the hospice in Worthing and in the community.

The shop has an excellent range of clothing, accessories and handbags – from designer to beloved high street brands. And at pre-loved prices, you won’t have to sport the same look twice! It also sells furniture and bric-a-brac, and the shop is known for attracting unusual and collectable pieces. And while you’re saving money on quality items, you are also doing your bit for the planet – giving new life to clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac that might otherwise end up as landfill.

Last year, the charity collected and rehomed nearly 7,000 pieces of pre-loved furniture, thanks to the generosity of people in our local community. And they’re always grateful to receive your pre-loved and unwanted items. The charity operates a free collection service in West Sussex, so it couldn’t be easier – simply contact the Retail Distribution Centre on 01903 275000. Everything must be good quality and compliant with Trading Standards, including fire safety. A sympathetic and compassionate house clearance is available too, and you can find more details on our website.

Although donations are always welcome, storage space is limited so do call the shop before making your journey to check it can be safely received. And don’t forget to sign up to Gift Aid, so the charity can claim 25p in every pound back from the taxman. Last year, Gift Aid across hospice shops came to over £210,000!  That’s a lot of extra income to support local hospice care.

Charity shops couldn’t open their doors without volunteers. There are a variety of roles from operating the till and dealing with the customers, to sorting, steaming and merchandising. Hours are flexible and the kettle is always on!  If you would like to know more, please do pop into the shop for a chat. 

St Barnabas House is the hospice for the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas. Thanks to support from the local community, adults with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones can enjoy life as fully as possible, for the time they have left together. Specialist care is provided in people’s own homes across the area, as well as in the hospice building in Worthing. And when the time comes, St Barnabas House is there to support people at the end of their life so that they can die with dignity in a warm and caring environment. Thank you for your support.

For more information call the shop on 01273 492147, or visit us at 3 Elm Lodge, High Street, Henfield, BN5 9DQ or go to

Jane Binns