Donations welcome at charity shops in Worthing and Shoreham

Charity shops are open again and some in Worthing and Shoreham are seeking donations to boost their stocks.

The British Heart Foundation is delighted to see its fashion shop and separate home store in Chapel Road, Worthing, back open to customers.

The charity is appealing to the community to get involved by donating their preloved items to support its recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

A spokesman explained: “The shop sadly had to close its doors for several months throughout 2020 and into this year due to the pandemic but are thrilled to be back up and running, to once again raise funds for life-saving research.

British Heart Foundation's fashion shop in Worthing

“We are now urgently asking the local community to support us by simply donating good-quality items that they have been clearing out while at home.

“Every item sold will be turned into funds for research that could help transform the lives of those in the area living with heart and circulatory diseases.”

The fashion shop would welcome items such as clothing, handbags, shoes and books.

For larger donations to the home store, use the free collection service online or call the shop on 01903 334760.

British Heart Foundation Worthing shop appeals for preloved donations, as shops reopen

Age UK, which has shops in Brunswick Road, Shoreham, and Wallace Parade, Goring Road, Worthing, is also looking for support, including volunteers.

Nicola Chalcraft, manager at Age UK Shoreham, said: “We’re so excited to be able to open our doors again. As well as a wide range of bargains, we’ve also had a special offer on end-of-season clothing. All items purchased help raise much-needed funds for Age UK so it can continue supporting people in later life.

“We’re also appealing to anyone in Shoreham who may be able to give up some time to help out by volunteering at the shop. We depend on the support of volunteers, so if you have found yourself with more free time and think you can help us, please give the Age UK Shoreham shop a call on 01273 440608. Even small amounts of time can really make a huge difference.”