Retail Update – June 2020





Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding whilst our charity shops have been closed. We are starting to open up again! Following recent government announcements, we have opened our Prestwich shop, Furniture Showroom and Donation Centre from Monday 15th June. We will keep you updated as we re-open the rest of our shops.

Opening times (please make sure you check our social media for DAILY UPDATES on opening times at the Donation Centre as when we hit capacity for donations we have to close and we wouldn’t like anyone to have a wasted trip):

  • Prestwich shop: 10 am-4 pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Donation Centre, Unit 13: 9 am-1 pm Monday to Friday
  • Furniture Showroom: Monday to Friday 10 am-4 pm

We know lots of you have items ready to donate and for that, we are truly grateful. We will need your donations, and your custom, more than ever.

We anticipate being very busy initially, and so we will need to accept donations in a very controlled manner. Our Donation Centre at Dale Industrial Estate in Radcliffe will be accepting donations from 15th June between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm, Monday to Friday only. Please note that we have limited space so we may close early if we hit capacity. Keep an eye on our social media for updates.

Also, we will not be accepting donations at any of our other shops until further notice as we are unable to implement the required social distancing measures. Our collection and delivery service will continue to be suspended until further notice.

We will also be quarantining donations for 72 hours before they are sorted, meaning a lack of storage space is likely to be an issue.

One big thing you can do before donating is check we can take your goods. We’ve put together checklists below to help you help us. This will help us save time and cut down on waste, meaning more time and money can go towards supporting patients and those close to them.

Watch this space! We will post more updates very soon about when you can shop, donate and volunteer – as well as, crucially, how we will be keeping you all safe. Thank you again for your patience.


Dance With Me Tonight Lockdown Challenge

Take on the Lockdown Dance challenge in your front room….

…..and invite all of the family to learn a dance routine!

Bury Hospice has suspended all of its fundraising activities and events at this current time. In response, and to help their hospice, a group of locally based dance teachers have performed a two minute dance routine to stage a fun virtual fundraiser for Bury Hospice…and invite you to get on your dancing shoes!

Take on the Lockdown Dance challenge in your front room and invite all of the family to learn a dance routine, which will be taught through a sequence of six short videos featuring our dance teachers (to be accessed below)

Please donate what you can to Bury Hospice at the following online giving page:  lock down dance challenge 

Perhaps you can even film your version of the routine and share it across Bury Hospice’s Facebook page, Twitter feed or Instagram channel. This is because we will be picking the best dances across a range of different categories; plus everyone who participates will be rewarded with an official certificate of completion.

The Bury Hospice Dance With Me Tonight Lockdown Dance challenge: a bit of fun, a chunk of exercise and a big helping hand for Bury Hospice, so please get involved and keep dancing!

The whole dance routine –

Day 6 Intro –

Day 6 Dance Video –

Day 5 Intro –

Day 5 Dance Video –

Day 4 Intro –

Day 4 Dance Video –

Day 3 Intro –

Day 3 Dance Video –

Day 2 Intro –

Day 2 Dance Video –

Day 1 Intro –

Day 1 Dance Video –

Demonstration Video –

Although the Fundraising office is closed, our community continues to fundraise!

Let’s get behind the Jolly Boys in their hair-raising venture for Bury Hospice! 10 Bury lads who’ve known each other for 30+ years are taking on 1 huge headshave next Saturday, many at the hands of their kids!

They’ve raised over £3.5k so far…£5k is the target! Let’s meet the brave lads…this is Dave who is shaving his head talking about their crazy venture here!
#Hospicedonate #Hospicenurses

Sources of mental health support for staff during the Covid-19 outbreak






NHS staff mental health hotline: Providing confidential listening from trained professionals and specialist advice, including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help.
• Phone: 0300 131 7000 [ 7.00 am – 11.00 pm seven days a week]
• Text phone: text FRONTLINE to 85258 [24/7]

NHS Bereavement & Trauma Line:  A new confidential NHS Bereavement & Trauma Line providing support has been made available to support NHS staff affected by COVID-19.  This assistance is available from anywhere in the country, provided by Hospice UK and can support staff:

  • who have experienced a bereavement
  • whose wellbeing has been affected by witnessing traumatic deaths as part of their work
  • to discuss any other anxiety or emotional issues they are experiencing as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.
    Phone: 0300 303 4434 [08.00 – 20.00 seven days a week]

Wellbeing learning guides for staff and leaders:  Develop new skills and discover new ways to improve your experience of work with short 10- to 20-minute guides developed by experts for everyone in the health and care workforce.


NHS Staff – Digital resources

CBT smartphone app for insomnia & sleep problems.
Professor Colin Espie, University of Oxford introduces Sleepio (3min video)

Smartphone-based app that provides help to people experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety, using evidence-based cognitive behavioural techniques, voice, and animation.

Sign up with your NHS email address.

Well recommended mindfulness application.

Sign up with your NHS email address.

A mental health platform that empowers staff to proactively improve their mental wellbeing. Using scientifically-backed assessments, tools and training you can measure and manage your personal mental health needs, including digital programmes designed to help with stress, sleep, coping, connection, fulfillment and nutrition.

Sign up with your NHS email address.

Programs are designed to help improve and maintain wellbeing.

Use access code: NHS2020

GM Resilience Hub: Details pending

Bury Council Staff

PAM Assist
Provides 24/7 telephone and web-based support for staff.
Helpline: 0800 882 4102
Web-based support
Username: burymbc Password: burymbc1
More info available at the intranet
Council staff can also contact their HR team on: 0161 253 6994 / 5724 / 6371 / 5157

Bury CCG staff

Employee Assistance Programme
Provides 24/7 telephone and web-based support for staff.
Helpline: 0844 891 0354
Web-based support
(Username: bury and Password: ccg)

NCA staff

Employee Assistance Programme
Provides 24/7 telephone and web-based support for staff.
Helpline: 03303 800658
Web-based support: Vivup

Staff intranets and the PAT website contain further information.
In addition there is a handbook for staff on support available here

PCFT staff

Details available on the Staff intranet and via line managers.

Other Information and Resources:

RCGP – resources on GP wellbeing here

WHO – Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers here

Public Health England – Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) here

GM guide to mental health and Wellbeing resources here

GM guide to digital mental health and Wellbeing resources here

Professional Guidance

Guidance for psychological professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic, BPS, UKCP, BACP here

Clinical guidelines for major incidents and mass casualty events, NHSE here



During these difficult times, you’re not alone, we’re here for you. Read the support below.

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We are currently unable to collect bags of donations from people’s homes. If you wish to donate, please take items to the Donation Centre, Unit 13 between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday, but we close ... See more

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Bury Camp Out

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A huge thank you to NWCE Foodservice Equipment for carrying out our essential maintenance and service work that our hospice kitchen needs. The engineer worked around our kitchen staff in order to get ... See more

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A huge thank you to Ian Senior at SKkits for donating T-shirts for Oliver Berry and Joe Emery's 100 holes golf challenge at Harwood Golf Club on July 6. They look ... See more

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A huge thank you to Andrew Senogles for installing our sneeze screens. We are working hard to keep staff, patients and their families safe. #HereForYou
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We are looking to store 40 panels, timber and chains that we use for Bury Art Festival. If anyone in our community can help and provide storage for 40 8ft x 6 ft panels, 20 pieces of timber and 5 ... See more

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There is still time to take part in our Summer Raffle. Call 0161 763 1893 to purchase your tickets before July 6. The draw will take place on July 13.
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Your Hospice Needs Your Support More Than Ever

Hear first-hand from our volunteers who donate their invaluable time to help Bury Hospice.

Please support us during these difficult times.

Every penny makes all the difference.

Although our community fundraising has been put on hold for the foreseeable future, you can still donate to Bury Hospice through a one off gift or by becoming a regular giver. Please do consider helping us and you can do so here: Support us

Here is a message from one of our Warehouse volunteers, Don Kelly.

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Fundraising & Retail Update

Read the latest Fundraising and Retail update from Bury Hospice

Thursday 19th March

PLEASE NOTE – Radcliffe shop is shut until further notice. All shops no longer trading on a Sunday until further notice.


All Hospice and community events planned up until the end of May are being postponed. Currently all events post May are planned to continue. Please talk directly to the fundraising team if you have any questions about events you are involved with or organising to raise money for the Hospice.

General donations: We are encouraging people with donations to continue dropping them off at the main Hospice reception area, providing they follow the Hospice checks prior to entering the building and then upon entry follow the sanitisation guidelines.

Hearts/cheque and charity of the year presentations: we are postponing both these activities.

Tubs and buckets distribution and collection: can continue as usual providing collectors follow Hospice sanitisation guidelines; that is to wear personal protective gloves; wipe the tubs and bucket handles and main area with antibacterial wipes upon collection and wash hands afterwards.


Weekly lottery: We will continue to run the weekly lottery draw. We will endeavour to continue collecting cash and cheque payments via our normal process. However, in the event that our lottery collectors are not able to collect cash or cheque payments, monies will be collected from relevant agents as soon as we are able to do so.

Summer raffle: is unaffected and the next draw is still planned to take place in July, with raffle tickets being distributed in May.

Lottery canvassers (our door to door lottery promoters) are unaffected providing the lottery collectors follow government sanitisation and socialisation guidelines, business can continue as usual.

Shops: Although it is our intention to keep all the shops open for as long as is possible we are reviewing this on a daily basis. Any temporary shop closures and/or changes to the shops opening hours will be communicated on social media, on our website and in our shop windows.

Radcliffe shop is shut until further notice. All shops no longer trading on a Sunday until further notice.

Warehouse: collections and deliveries. Deliveries and collections continue as usual providing drivers follow recommended government guidelines. All initial calls are screened prior to collection.

Ebay: will carry on as usual.

Last updated: 19/03/2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Services Update

Read the latest Services Update from Bury Hospice





Wednesday 10th June 2020

Due to  the recent review of government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the opportunity to revise our visiting policy on our Inpatient Unit. From Monday 15th June all patients will be able to receive one designated visitor for one visit a day. Our nursing staff will communicate directly with patients and families and inform them of the guidelines for visits within the Hospice. We also ask that all visitors take note of the guidance in place to support them during their visit. The actions we have taken will enable us to continue to protect those we care for and those who provide this care.


Thursday 19th March 2020

As you all know we are operating in difficult times and in light of the Coronavirus pandemic we are required to make a number of changes to ensure the smooth running of Bury Hospice.

I want to reassure you that the Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees are following NHS & National Government guidelines and closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis. This supports and underpins our decision making and contingency planning.

Our approach to the situation is calm and informed by facts and clearly the most important precaution against the spread of this disease is implementing sensible hygiene and socialisation advice.

Hospice Visitors: We are limiting visits to the Hospice and appeal to people who are visiting our patients to be mindful of their own health and if they have been in contact with anyone with Coronavirus not to visit.

Volunteers: Any meetings/ training sessions or regular meet-ups scheduled to take place up until Easter will be cancelled to help prevent spread of the virus, and to protect the Hospice environment.

Since many of our volunteers fall into the vulnerable or “at risk” categories for susceptibility to the Coronavirus we reassure volunteers that their health and wellbeing is the most important thing and that if they do have any concerns or would rather not attend their shift then they should absolutely not feel guilty in taking the decision not to come in.

Volunteers based on the Inpatient Unit and in Day Services are being asked not to attend shifts for the foreseeable future, however Hospice based volunteering on the operational side of things is to continue as normal unless there are any further developments.

Clinical services

IPU Visitors: Visitors are restricted to immediate family members, must use the IPU reception entrance and follow the advice and recommendations once within the Hospice.

The Hospice canteen and IPU patient dining room is now closed to visitors.

Meetings: We are pausing our regular meet up groups such as, Sunflower and Bereavement groups, as well as Day Services until the end of May.

Walk and talk group: Due to the latest government coronavirus guidelines, in particular around the Social Distancing guidelines for those ages 70+ or who have specific long-term health conditions, and advice we have received this morning from Public Health, there will be no more led health walks until further notice.

Last updated: 19/03/2020