The South Bucks Community Hospice opens new £4.8m facility in High Wycombe

Last month saw the official unveiling of Butterfly House, The South Bucks Community Hospice’s brand new £4.8m specialist facility in High Wycombe.

The 15,000 square foot building, situated on the former Kingswood School site, brings all of the charity’s services under one roof and also allows the Hospice to expand. The services that are available to over 320,000 people is extensive, ranging from day care services, care for those with life-limiting illnesses and bereavement counselling to palliative mental health and care and specialist Lymphoedema treatment. The centre also specialises in care provision for younger adults aged from 16 to 28.

As well as a network of shops and other fund raising initiatives, part of the funding comes through the two reuse centres which operate from the household recycling centres at Aston Clinton and High Heavens in Wycombe. A 15-strong team of volunteers at both centres comb through the waste that comes in, looking at what can be salvaged and re-sold. Items include bikes, household items, garden and sports equipment, books, CDs and furniture. Last year more than 600 tonnes of items were taken to the re-use shops, saving them from going to waste and helping the charity too.

Next time you are visiting either Aston Clinton or High Heavens, why not drop into the re-use shops and see if you can grab a bargain. The money raised goes to help a great cause.

For further information about The South Bucks Community Hospice visit www.sbh.org.uk/ and to see the range of items available through the reuse shops click on www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/4508291/south-bucks-hospice-wanted-items.pdf

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