Who’s behind your charity shop.


When you’re out shopping do you ever pop into a charity shop for a rummage. We all love a little nosey around them and maybe pick up a bargain but where does your money go?  Do you stop to think what’s behind a Charity Shop name.

Claire House offers a sanctuary for children and young people who live with a  life threatening or life limiting condition. It provides a home-from-home environment for children, young people and their families, allowing them to forget about the daily routine and simply have time to enjoy themselves.

Every year, the shops raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to help support the work of the hospice, enabling them to provide first class care to children and young people as well as support their families.

Fundraising is vital in the support of Claire House,  and one their fun sponsored events was


The Claire House Splash Dash held in September was a 5k fun run with a difference, starting in your brightest white t-shirt and then pelted with different colours of powdered paint, until you finish the course looking like a human rainbow. Adults and kids together having fun.


If you would like to support Claire House, or for more information on the Splash Dash, click on the logo above.

Next time you’re out shopping have a look at the charity behind your shop.

Claire House is based in the North West, what do you have in your area?


  1. Cakesphotoslife (Angie)
    Aug 27, 2014 / 15:52

    I was fundraising with them recently as part of Everton in the Community who do a lot work along side them, are you doing the splash dash? I’m waiting for funds to see if I can do it or not but have a huge charity campaign on myself at present x

    • Nortonmum
      Aug 27, 2014 / 17:05

      It’s such a good cause, i’m not doing it as I have arthritis but my god-daughter & her eldest are. I will have a look at your charity campaign now. x

    • Nortonmum
      Aug 22, 2014 / 13:09

      My god-daughter & her 8 year old are doing it, they are so excited. x

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