Hailsham Trust shop ready to open

Hailsham high street
Hailsham high street

The Hailsham Trust is officially opening its new Community Corner charity shop at 10am on April 1.

The shop will be based at 28 North Street, Hailsham, and at the grand opening there will be a free raffle, free urban garden seeds to take home, cake and tea, a singer performing, and also an appearance from Hailsham Town Mayor Cllr Jo Bentley.

The team of volunteers who have stayed on from the former Thank the Forces shop have been contributing towards the decoration and revamp of the shop. But it has retained the services the shop already provided, which proved popular with customers. Hailsham Trust will support a team of volunteers to manage the Community Corner service and aim to offer affordable second-hand goods, refreshments, information, and local sign-posting services. Community Corner will also raise funds for local community projects to be managed by Hailsham Trust.

John Cornish, Chair of Hailsham Trust said: “We have an outstanding group of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to get Community Corner ready for the launch date of 1st April - their hearts are definitely with the local community.”

Shirley Smith, Community Corner Volunteer Manager, added: “We really hope that everyone is as thrilled as we are with the improvements to the shop.”

The Hailsham Trust’s Mission is to achieve ‘community regeneration through integrated voluntary sector action.’ It aims to provide support services in seven core areas - Children and Families, Young People, Black and Minority Ethnic Communities, Employability and Training, Healthy Lifestyles, Wellbeing and Community Activities.