Sustainable September 2023

Join St Oswald's Hospice as we celebrate all things second-hand this September!

Sustainable September is back for a third year running and this year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Second-hand’.

Across the month we’ll be shouting about the incredible preloved pieces you can find in our shops and celebrating the brilliant benefits of shopping second-hand. From styling sessions to wonderful window displays we’ve got a superb September lined up!


Why shop second-hand with St Oswald’s Hospice?

It has never been easier to look good, feel good and do good!

Here are just a few reasons why you should be first in line to shop second-hand:

• You can discover unique pieces that nobody else has

• You can find great quality clothes and accessories at lower prices

• You’re keeping clothes in circulation, allowing them a new lease of life and potentially saving them from landfill!

• It’s good for the environment! The fashion industry is one of the greatest producers of greenhouse gas emissions. By shopping second-hand you’re being kind to your pockets and the planet.

• Shopping with St Oswald’s Hospice, you allow us to continue providing essential and expert care for local families.

How can you help Celebrate Second-Hand?

Whether you’re an avid charity shopper or aren’t quite sure where to start when it comes to shopping second-hand, everyone is invited to take part in Sustainable September.

Please help us spread the word! Tell your friends, family or colleagues all about Sustainable September and help us Celebrate Second-hand together!

Donate to our shops

Donate to our shops

Allow someone else to fall in love with the clothes, books or furniture you no longer use by donating them to your nearest shop.

Donate to our shops
Shop with us yourself!

Shop with us yourself!

Pop into your nearest store or visit our eBay shop to pick up a new edition to your wardrobe, bookshelf or kitchen.

Shop with us
Follow us on social media

Follow us on social media

Find @stoswaldsretail on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with new stock, events, styling tips and more!

Follow us

Your favourite finds!

We’ve been asking our shoppers to send in pictures of the preloved pieces they picked up in our shops. Seeing these products ‘in action’ really brings them to life and helps us to celebrate all things second-hand! From bookcases to blazers and paintings to plant pots, see some of our shopper’s fabulous finds below!

If you have any favourite finds that you would like to tell us about please email