Our Charity Shops
We are excited to add charity shops to our fundraising activities. Our charity shops are unique as they also offer access to a Resource Centre for those living with sight loss.
Wiltshire Sight and Sight Support West of England are looking to open charity shops to support our work across the region. Insight Gloucestershire is also hoping to open one or two in the near future also.
Currently between us we have three fantastic charity shops open in:
- Salisbury – located at 23 Catherine Street, Salisbury, SP1 2DQ.
- Devizes – located at 36 The Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1JG.
- Thornbury – located at 18 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AH.
Our fourth shop will be opening in Trowbridge on the 8th December 2023!
Our shops are designed to be highly accessible to those living with sight loss, we have wide aisles, good lighting, high contrast colours for the till area and door frames and an accessible till system designed with visually impaired volunteers in mind.
By shopping with us, or donating to our shops, you are helping us in our work to support those living with sight loss. We receive no government funding for our core work so we rely all the various ways people support our charity to enable us to offer the support we do. We simply couldn’t do what we do without you!
Our charity shops are a unique concept, our aim is to not only have a high quality charity shop to raise funds, but to also offer local access to our services via an attached resource centre. Here anyone living with sight loss can visit their local Community Sight Loss Advisor in an accessible venue that is stocked with a range of products designed to help those living with sight loss Our linked Resource Centres are a place where it will be easy to access information, advice and guidance and see and try out helpful equipment.
At our Salisbury and Thornbury shops, our Sight Loss Advisors are available every week (Salisbury – Tuesdays, Thornbury – Mondays), you can make an appointment or just pop in to get a consultation.
Our Devizes shop doesn’t have a resource centre attached as we have a large resource centre in Devizes at our main office at St Lucy’s Sight Centre, Browfort Bath Road, SN10 2AT.
Follow the link for more information on our Resource Centres and what you might find at one.
If you don’t live near a resource centre check out our What’s On pages for exact details of your nearest Sight Loss Advisor, we run hubs in many locations.
If you would like to volunteer with us at our either of our Charity shops, we would love to hear from you. Volunteers are vital to us in the running of our charity shop and we value them very highly. If you have some time available and would like to learn more about what we are looking for, follow this link
Or email us at email@example.com or call our Volunteer Coordinator, Becs, on 07849 833 047.
We also have an Ebay shop where we regularly list high quality items, please do have a look. We often update it, but things sell fast so keep an eye out for our latest listings.