Welwyn Hatfield charity shops declare war on each other

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 November 2018

An Isabel Hospice shop on its opening day.

An Isabel Hospice shop on its opening day.


Volunteers from Tesco’s head office have decided to start a fundraising battle across four Welwyn Hatfield charity shops.

It’s handbags at dawn (or, at least, at the beginning of trading hours) tomorrow for four Welwyn Hatfield charity shops.

On November 23, the retail giant’s staff will compete across four of Isabel Hospice’s shops to see which team can raise the most money for the charity in one day.

The challenge, dubbed ‘Battleshops’, will land on Black Friday at the shops in Fretherne Road, Stonehills, Haldens and at the Hatfield Galleria.

Tesco will donate products including Christmas goods, gardening items, recreational items and more.

The donations are gratefully received as Isabel Hospice is currently undergoing an emergency donations drive since its warehouse was completely flooded, ruining over 600 bags of stock.

Lesley Glyn, Isabel Hospice’s interim head of retail said: “This is going to be a really fun day, both for the regular hospice volunteers, staff and our shoppers.

“We love the idea of Battleshops and as Tesco will be bringing in some of their own stock to sell, shoppers will be able to get some fabulous bargains, whilst raising money for a great cause – Isabel Hospice.”

James Shelford, one of the Tesco organisers from their general merchandise team, added: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Isabel Hospice for our Black Friday Battleshops event.

“Four teams from our Welwyn offices will be donating Tesco stock to sell at bargain prices and volunteering in Isabel Hospice stores in order to raise as much as possible.”

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