Three hundred hats donated to Julia's House

Three hundred hats donated to Julia’s House
Three hundred hats donated to Julia’s House

Julia’s House shop staff have been given a head start on their Easter sales thanks to a donation of 300 hats and fascinators.The children’s hospice charity was amazed and delighted by the arrival of an entire collection of posh headwear that needed a good home.

The hats are currently on display at the flagship Creekmoor store, with a specialist Bridal Room which includes mother-of-the-bride outfits.

When local hat hire business owner Jan Marshall decided to retire and needed a home for her stock,  her first thought was Julia’s House: “I knew Julia Perks, the nurse who inspired the charity -  I used to work at a special needs school and  Julia supported some of the  poorly children. It’s a cause close to my heart and I wanted to help the wonderful work that Julia’s House does in any way that I could.”

With many spring weddings in the offing and Ascot just a couple of months away, sales have already been brisk as shoppers seek out a bargain.  The hats, including many top labels like Jacques Vert which would normally sell for more than £100, are on sale for between £20 and £30 – and they are disappearing fast.

Julia’s House Retail Manager Tracy Stanley said: “Such a wonderful, generous donation, we were absolutely stunned. We have never had such a huge selection of hats – all in mint condition.  Just getting them out on display has been a challenge!

“This could not have come at a better time with Spring here and people starting to think about outfits for all their special occasions. “
See some of the hats being modelled by staff and volunteers on Facebook/JuliasHouseChildrensHospice.

Julia’s House is always looking for donations of stock for its 10 charity shops

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