27th September 2023

St Luke’s Hospice are marking the national campaign, Sustainable September, by highlighting the positive environmental impacts of shopping pre-loved.

After the recent announcement of the partnership between Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and St Luke’s Hospice, the hospice have continued to mark their organisation-wide sustainability efforts through a city-wide campaign.

Vibrant billboards and bus shelters have lit up over the past week with the ‘Shop pre-loved, shop St Luke’s’ campaign encouraging local shoppers and new students to Sheffield to find unique, pre-loved fashion at the charity’s chain of shops throughout the city, including the brand-new city centre store on The Moor.

St Luke’s are also delighted to be announced as the first ever pre-loved partner for the 2023 Sheffield Business Awards, hosted by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

This is a brand-new partnership category for this year, as hosts Sheffield Chamber of Commerce aim to encourage more sustainable practices for guests buying new outfits to wear for the big night, which will take place on October 12.

Guests are invited to wear preloved outfits bought from one of St Luke’s stores, bringing together eco-conscious fashion, with ethical and cost-conscious shopping. There’s no doubt you’ll be able to find pre-loved occasion wear and accessories perfect for your #SBA2023 outfit.

Whether to find the perfect outfit at a reduced cost or to help reduce carbon emissions, save resources, and help the environment, St Luke’s, who are patrons of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, encourage people to make different choices for this year’s event.

Furthermore, St Luke’s have also been shortlisted for The Community Impact Award; an award which recognises projects that have made a positive impact on the lives of people who live, work, and visit Sheffield.

Words from Directors

Kathryn Burkitt, Director of Income, Media and Marketing at St Luke’s, said:

“We are so excited to be partnering with Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and the Sheffield Business Awards this year as their pre-loved partner.

“Not only are St Luke’s being recognised for their impact in Sheffield, but we also hope to shine a light on better ways of interacting with fashion which is more sustainable, more cost-friendly and ultimately helps us raise vital funds for our patients and their families.”

Louisa Harrison-Walker, Chief Executive of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said:

“I’m very excited about this partnership, as an avid charity shop shopper I have already found my perfect pre-loved outfit at one of St Luke’s stores and I can’t wait to it show off at our business awards on the 12th October!”

“We’re thrilled to have a wide range of incredible organisations sponsor this year’s event, and St Luke’s, as our pre-loved partner, are a perfect fit. Not only do they have an expansive retail chain which promotes pre-loved purchases and donations, they care for nearly 1,800 patients and their families in Sheffield each year,”

“They are a truly inspirational charity and one the region should be incredibly proud of.”

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