Julia’s House is encouraging people to help the environment and desperate families simultaneously by doing their Christmas shopping at one of the charity’s shops.

By buying one of the charity’s “pre-loved gifts”, customers can have a sustainable Christmas, nab a bargain and help support the families of seriously ill children.

The children’s hospice charity has filled its 13 high street shops across Wiltshire and Dorset with seasonal displays, Christmas decorations for the home and unique gifts for the family.

Julia’s House retail manager Tracy Stanley said: “Sustainable shopping is big news right now – there has never been a better time to browse your local charity shop for that perfect present for a loved one.

“In October alone we sold 63,473 items – that’s 63,473 items that would otherwise have ended up in landfill.

“Many of the items we sell are second-hand, but many have never been used. 

“There are lots of as-new bargains to be found across all 13 of our shops in Wiltshire and Dorset, including clothes, accessories, homeware, electrical items, toys and games, books and much more.”

 “Shopping with Julia’s House is a great way to make a positive contribution towards the environment, while helping local families who desperately need our support.”

Julia’s House stocks its own range of Christmas cards, a 2022 diary and a wall calendar featuring photographs of locations across Wiltshire and Dorset. 

All items sold through the charity’s shops raise money to help the families of seriously ill children who may not live into adulthood.

The children have complex needs and require specialist clinical, physical and emotional support around the clock which Julia’s House provides. 

Nurses and carers tailor their support to the needs of each family.  

The charity provides vital respite care in families’ homes, in the community and at hospices in Devizes and Corfe Mullen.

Earlier this year Julia’s House opened its latest shop on High Street in Chippenham. 

The charity now has three shops in Wiltshire and 10 in Dorset. 

Known for its boutique style interiors, designed using reclaimed materials and quirky fixtures and fittings, Julia’s House has played a leading role in transforming the look and feel of charity shops locally. 

To find your nearest Julia’s House shop visit: https://www.juliashouse.org/shops/our-shops