Former womenswear store in Hinckley being transformed into new charity shop

Vaughan Moore & Mason Moore | 11 February 2022

A FORMER womenswear store based in Hinckley town centre has a brand new taker – and it is being refurbished, ready for its next use.

The skip outside of the shop (Image: Mason Moore)

A skip containing former shelves and storage from its last lease of life as Dorothy Perkins, has been spotted on Castle Street, opposite Subway, with town-goers wondering what the space once will be used for next.

The Free Press approached a contractor working inside the unit, who confirmed that the unit will retain its retail use, but will instead be transformed into a charity shop.

It was revealed that it is set to become a Sense charity store – a charity who help people with ‘complex’ disabilities as well as deafblind people in the UK.

Signs in the window confirm this, stating that the site has been ‘acquired by Bearmont Central’, a firm who seek out and acquire sites for Sense to set up shop in.

Speaking to the Hinckley Free Press, Darryl Neville, Head of Retail at Sense, said: “We are excited to open a new Sense shop in Hinckley and look forward to welcoming the local community and a fantastic team of volunteers to the store.

“The shop will offer a wide range of donated goods with all sales going towards Sense’s support for people with complex disabilities, including those who are deafblind.

“We’ll be calling on the local community to support the shop through volunteering and donations, and we can’t wait to open our doors for business.”

The Dorothy Perkins store quietly closed their doors for good in early 2021.

The nearest Sense charity shop is based on Abbey Street in Nuneaton town centre.

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