6th September

Local charity Guild Care has some exciting news about the expansion of its retail service in Littlehampton.

It has just signed a lease for the vacant Carpetright shop in Duke Street, Littlehampton and will be turning the site into a charity superstore and donation center.

The charity superstore will be open to the public from 10.30am on Thursday 3rd October, 2019.

Guild Care runs over 30 community services for older people, children and adults with learning disabilities and support for carers of people living with dementia. All the income generated from sales in the shops goes towards keeping these vital services running

Debbie Dollner, Guild Care's Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are very excited about launching our new charity superstore. Even though nationally retail on the high streets is struggling, our other superstore the Greenhouse in East Worthing is one of our best performing shops. Therefore we decided to expand this service to a similar site in Littlehampton when it became available.”

The new charity superstore store and donation centre will be an ideal shopping location to pick up some bargains. It will include furniture, new and old, electrical goods, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. 

Open seven days a week the donation centre will be also be available for people to drop off any items they would like to donate to Guild Care for recycling in their shops. As well as the donation centre, Guild Care runs a free furniture collection service for larger donation items in the local areas. As long as they are in a reasonable condition and have fire safety labels still attached then Guild care staff will be happy to take them away free of charge.

Debbie Woodall, from the Guild Care Retail Team, said: “This service is ideal for people who are moving, downsizing, or selling a house for a relative and has lots of large furniture they no longer need. We also collect multiple bags of items so for example if you are an elderly person who has over five black bags you’d like to donate but can’t get it to the charity shop yourself, then we’d happily come and pick that up as well.”

And if you have a spare few hours in the day you could consider volunteering at the charity superstore. You could be sorting and pricing stock or servicing customers behind the till all for a good cause.