Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 29 April 2022
A NEW charity shop has set up shop in a former womenswear store on Castle Street in Hinckley town centre – marking the most recent charity shop to open in the town.
Sense, located in the former Dorothy Perkins shop, officially opened its doors to customers on Tuesday, 19 April at 10am just one week and three days ago.
It is selling a ‘large range’ of new and donated stock with proceeds going to national disability charity Sense, who help support people with complex disabilities, including deafblindness.
The store is set to be an ‘integral’ part of the local community, as it is to serve as a ‘hub’ for local volunteers and costumers, helping to bring people together, and tackle loneliness.
The Hinckley location marks the newest Sense charity shop to open as part of a campaign with property developer, Rob Lloyd and his company, Bearmont Capital, who are opening the stores across England and Wales in a bid to raise ‘vital’ funds for the charity.
Hinckley residents are able to help the new store by donating goods and joining their volunteer team.
The shop is selling a whole range of both new and donated goods, including a lady’s wear section alongside men’s and kid’s clothing, accessories, books, media and household goods.
Terri Hanson, Area Manager for Sense, said: “We’re delighted to have opened a store in Hinckley. It will be a fantastic shop for the area and for Sense. We have had lots of local support already and saw a great turn out for the shop on our opening day.
“We’re grateful for the support so far and would love to welcome more volunteers to our great team. Volunteering is a brilliant way to make friends and learn new skills.”
Those looking to volunteer at the shop are being encouraged to call 01455615782.
Anybody with unwanted items are able to head on down to the shop and donate them directly, at 10 – 12 Castle Street, Hinckley, LE10 1DB.