The Charity

Martlets opened its doors in 1997 with 18 beds, and was formed from the merger of three separate charities: Coppercliff Hospice, the Tarner Home and MacMillan Day Hospice.

Six months later the day hospice service began and Hospice at Home was launched five years after that. A decade after opening we launched Martlets Care, a commercial domiciliary care company providing quality care in the home, which also provided a sustainable income stream for the hospice.

Martlets has always relied on the support of the local community for the majority of its funding, along with grants from the NHS. Since opening we have benefitted from three major grants (exceeding £1.2 m) from NHS England. These funds have enabled us to adapt to meet the changing needs of our patients and their families through the refurbishment and extension of our facilities.

Across the hospice services, more than 25,000 local people have been cared for since 1997. We support those affected by life-limiting illnesses including terminal cancer, motor neurone disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and heart disease. Our expert team helps people do the things they love with the time they have.


The Online Shop

Our online sites are run predominantly by volunteers.

We are always looking for donations and volunteers, so if you think you have something special we could raise funds with, please get in touch. 

If you want to join the team, please check out our vacancies here

Our website offers a range of new goods the charity has purchased for sale and our eBay, Depop, Facebook and Thriftify stores sell thousands of donated items ranging from vintage ceramics and vinyl to designer clothes and fine jewellery.

We upload donated items throughout the week, so be sure to follow our different marketplaces.


Our online office is based in Hove and most items ordered online can be collected same working day within the hours of 9-4 Monday to Friday.

It is also possible to collect from any of our stores within 5 working days. Please email us once you have placed your order and we'll get this arranged for you.


We aim to be as sustainable as we can, so we don't print invoices unless requested. We only buy recyclable packaging and any plastic that we use has been pre used and donated by local businesses 


All profits from online sales go directly into the charity.