Southend in Sight’s shop now open after temporary closure

Published on: July 24, 2023

Southend in Sight are pleased to announce that their charity shop has reopened after a month’s closure for essential building works.
The charity shop, based at 117 Hamlet Court Road, brings in vital funds to help run services for local blind and partially sighted people in the community. Over the last 13 years more than £750K has been raised.

Charity Shop Manager, Lois Maulkin, says: “It is a genuine delight to be open once more. Our revamped shop is bright, fresh and welcoming and full of beautiful summer clothes and accessories – something for every occasion.”
CEO Lucy Martin says: “Our volunteers have been helping us behind the scenes, sorting out all the lovely summer stock, but we have missed the buzz and vitality of our charity shop, and our customers of course”.

The charity is looking to recruit volunteers to help organise the donations in the charity shop. They are a busy, friendly team offering tea, cake and friendship while working towards their common goal of supporting local people living with sight loss.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering for Southend in Sight, please go to their website:, pop in for a visit or call them on 01702 342131.

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