Bank on multi-storey for Julia's House

Julia's House children's hospice Weymouth shop manager Kim Ellis and Britannia Parking regional manager John Lewis at the new clothing bank at the multi-storey car park in Weymouth
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National operator Britannia Parking has joined forces with Julia’s House children’s hospice for a new fundraising initiative in Weymouth. It has placed the charity’s first ever clothing bank on the ground floor of its multi-storey facility to help make it easier for people to make donations.

The Dorset-based company, a long-standing supporter of Julia’s House, has made parking spaces available next to the clothing bank for motorists to drop off clothes. Town centre shoppers on foot are also welcome to donate clothes. The clothing bank is the charity’s first anywhere in Dorset.

Britannia Parking regional manager John Lewis said: “Julia’s House does such wonderful work for families and children when they are most in need.

“It is a charity very close to everyone’s heart at Britannia Parking and we are delighted to help.”

Britannia Parking has raised funds for Julia’s House for many years, and recently sponsored an event at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club in support of the charity.

Shop manager Kim Ellis said: “This new clothing bank is ideal for busy people coming into town who want to be able to drop off donations and go.

“We are always in need of quality second hand clothing for our shop and this makes donating items to Julia’s House easier than ever.

“Our thanks to all at Britannia Parking for their wonderful support. The new bank looks really smart and we hope lots of people will make use of it and in doing so know they are supporting local families going through tough times.”

Julia’s House provides practical and emotional support for families caring for Dorset and Wiltshire children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, either in their own homes, community or at its hospices. 

The charity, which has hospices in Corfe Mullen and Devizes, relies on fundraising for 96 per cent of its income. 

This year Julia’s House needs to raise £7.5 million to maintain its vital free service for families across the two counties.

Its charity shop relocation in Weymouth has given staff and volunteers a chance to create a more upmarket and boutique shopping experience with a wider range.

Britannia Parking, a member of the British Parking Association and the industry’s Approved Operators’ Scheme, has more than 545 parking sites and 300 staff nationwide.

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