Mum & Daughter do Lent differently...

After seeing the ’40 days – 40 items’ challenge doing the rounds on social media, Carol Simpson decided this was a Lent challenge she could get behind! Giving up chocolate, crisps or your favourite indulgent snack is no easy feat, but donating material objects to a worthy cause makes that little sacrifice seem insignificant in comparison.

Carol has learnt a lot about the special and vital care that Naomi House & Jacksplace provide to children and young adults with life limiting illnesses, through her daughter Lou, who is the assistant manager of both our Shaftesbury and Salisbury Naomi House & Jacksplace charity shops. Lou Simpson has said:

“The idea for the challenge was actually spotted on another social media page, but my mum thought it would be a great idea for herself to do it this year for Lent. Knowing that I work in both our Shaftesbury and Salisbury shops, decided to choose us as her chosen charity and I obviously didn’t say no! Hopefully others will see it and chose to do the same.”


We have 23 charity shops across the south and stocks the shops with purely donations alone. We accept anything from clothes, bric-a-brac to hidden treasures found in the attic. The charity shops are always asking for donations to ensure that fresh stock is always displayed for customers who visit regularly.

We're asking for donations as we are soon to be opening a new charity shop in Totton and any donations can either be dropped off at any of the shops, at the warehouse in Winnall or at the hospices in Winchester. Donation enquiries can be answered by either visiting the Donate Goods page or calling the Supporter Services team on 01962 760060.