We all love a bargain from time to time don’t we and for some of us (myself included), charity shops are brilliant for doing just that.
Whether you are bargain hunter or strapped for cash, charity shops are fab places to shop and more importantly you’ll be supporting great causes in the process. They’re also great for donating your unwanted goods and helping charities with much-needed resources and I regularly purge the house to help our local ones.
Sue Ryder Online – Affordable Home Finds
Recently, I came across a charity that is taking charity shopping experience that one step further by providing us with affordable, brand new interior related homewares, furniture and accessories. Sue Ryder has set up an online shop so that no matter where you live in the UK you can grab yourself a bargain and help an extremely worthy cause in the process.
If you’re looking to update your home on a budget and or want to shop with a conscience, Sue Ryder’s online shop may just be your new place to shop.
About Sue Ryder
In a world of interior lovers who seek to update their homes regularly but are strapped for cash, you can forget about your cheap high street multiples. There’s a new kid on the block and you’ll be helping a worthy charity.
But before we go check out these wonderful finds, here’s why you’ll be supporting such a wonderful charity.
Founded in 1953 by Sue Ryder, this charity that supports people with complex needs and life-threatening illnesses across the UK and internationally. It operates specialist palliative care centres, care centres for people with complex conditions, home care services and a growing number of community-based services.
- They have over 11,000 volunteers at their hospices and care centres.
- They care for more conditions than any other UK charity
- They provide 2.5 million hours of care to thousands of people every year.
Sue Ryder does some incredible work which you can read here, but I’ve also included a couple of their stories below. Warning you may need to grab a tissue or two…… or the whole box like I did….
Stuart came to one of our hospices to attend the day therapy service, but before the end of his scheduled 12 sessions, his condition deteriorated and he was admitted to the inpatient unit. At that point, his wife put work on hold and we moved her into the hospice to be beside Stuart 24 hours a day. After 10 days, we moved more beds into Stuart’s room so his children could stay with him, too. He passed away, knowing his precious family were by his side. And they knew he felt totally loved at the end of his life. The family told us they felt so lucky to have been able to do this.
at one of our neurological centres was very ill, but desperate to attend her son’s wedding. What’s more, it was being held 300 miles away in Devon, so the challenges were huge. However, every hurdle was overcome by the staff team at the care centre, who persevered for six months until every detail was in place. A suitable nursing home in the area was found and arrangements made for the mum to stay there overnight. A private ambulance was booked, and a bed and breakfast was found for the two neuro centre staff who would need to accompany her. They talked to the vicar and made sure the seating at the church was organised to accommodate her wheelchair. And they even went shopping for a dress and matching hat. It was a beautiful wedding and the mum had a lovely time – made even lovelier by her son’s happiness that she could be there to see him walk down the aisle.
Sue Ryder Online – Affordable Home Finds
Here’s a handful of affordable home finds you’ll find on Sue Ryder’s fab online shop…..
On Trend Textiles
On trend with this year’s Pantone Colour of Year Ultra Violet purple, this waffle throw is new to Sue Ryder’s soft furnishings range. It’s currently available for pre-order for delivery the week commencing 26th February, so not long to go! This ultra-soft faux fur luxury throw is not only for snuggling up with but it’s perfect for adding texture to a room. If you’re not keen on the aubergine colour it is also available in soft grey. Price: £12.99
Benches are such versatile pieces to have in the home and are great at providing extra seating for those family get-togethers to somewhere for your little ones to perch whilst putting on their shoes. This would look great in a hallway, kitchen even at the base of your bed.
Price: Currently on sale £74.99 from £89.99
Terrariums are the new trend for those of you that are into your plants. This particular one from Sue Ryder has two levels. The base is glassless and perfect for displaying plants. It’s made from a stainless steel frame and the top-level has heat-resistant glass you can pop a candle or two at the top to add some warm ambient lighting to a room. Price: £39.99
Handy Storage Furniture
If you have a daughter whose into her makeup like I have, then this stylish dressing table would be perfect for storing their ever growing collections and hopefully neatly tucked away. Made from sturdy lacquered painted black wood, this dressing table features a spacious inner compartment and small outer compartment, a large mirror, and drawers. It’s also available in white. Price £79.99
You can never have enough storage and these gorgeous rustic storage trugs are made of wood with rope handle details, making them easy to move around. They’re incredibly versatile and would work well in kitchen or bathroom areas. If you’re not keen on the writing on the trugs or they don’t fit in with your decor (Finest Blends And Seasonings or Covent Garden Flower Market) it is available without. Currently on sale at £5.59 (was £7.99)
If you love the scandi look this nest of Scandinavian inspired coffee tables feature white lacquered tops with contrasting natural wooden legs would look great. They can be stored together or placed separately around the room especially when you’ve friends round for a cuppa. Price: Currently on sale £37.99 from £49.99.
Perfect for small spaces, or if you need to squeeze in a desk area to a space, this leaning ladder desk is ideal as it uses the vertical and doesn’t impose too much into the room itself. Price £49.99
This ornate clothes and shoe rail would look great in a bedroom where additional hanging space is required but just as good in a hallway. There’s also a white one available if you prefer here. Price £49.99
Not forgetting your little ones, Sue Ryder has a range of children’s furniture. I’m particularly smitten with this hand painted, solid pine wooden fox stool. It’d make the perfect accompaniment to any child’s bedroom or playroom. There are other characters to choose from too. Price: £16.99
Sue Ryder is constantly adding new ranges to their online store so definitely one to remember when your shopping for your homes. They also offer free standard delivery on orders over £50 and you’ll receive 10% off your first order. Most importantly, you’ll be helping an incredible charity that supports and helps so many.
Thanks as always for stopping by and have a great week!
All images courtesy of Sue Ryder