Roundswell facility is closing and moving to Tiverton, but donations can still be made locally

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) has thanked all the volunteers who helped out at its Roundswell warehouse for the past five years.

The storage area for the hospice charity shops is accepting its last donations and closing today (Friday), but the work will continue at the new CHSW premises in Tiverton.

Roundswell is closing because the success of the charity’s eBay store has passed all expectations, raising some £75,000.

People in North Devon are still urged to continue their much-needed donations of goods at the hospice shops in Barnstaple, Bideford or Little Bridge House in Fremington, while collections can be arranged for bulkier items.

Over the years, around 30 volunteers have worked at the warehouse and those who remain have been invited to volunteer at the local hospice shops if they wish.

There are now 27 CHSW charity shops across the South West and Helen Fildes, head of retail, said they had simply outgrown their Roundswell depot.

“We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years, both through donations and helping out at the warehouse,” she said.

“It is thanks to this support, that our eBay shop in particular has become an immense success.”

Volunteer Wendy Kent had been there for three years and said they knew it had to go and it was the right decision, but they were still very sad.

“We have just thoroughly enjoyed it, we have had a good time and it is just nice to do things for people,” she said.

Call 01271 325270 to find out about collections.