New charity shop opens in Portishead High Street

PUBLISHED: 15:59 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:59 19 July 2017

Amanda Day – Head of Finance, Georgina Turner - Shop Manager, Shirley Bamber - Assistant Manager, Molly Bamber -  Volunteer, Carol Dinnage – Volunteer, Andrew Vale – Managing Director, Janet Loud – Regional Manager.

Amanda Day - Head of Finance, Georgina Turner - Shop Manager, Shirley Bamber - Assistant Manager, Molly Bamber - Volunteer, Carol Dinnage - Volunteer, Andrew Vale - Managing Director, Janet Loud - Regional Manager.

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A new charity shop has opened up in Portishead High Street today (Wednesday).

Mind has opened a store near Heritage Estate Agents following a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this morning.

The charity supports people with mental health difficulties and believes its latest store will make a big difference.

Shop manager Georgina Turner said: “Our shop will be at the heart of the community, but we want to make sure we are supporting those of us with mental health problems and a great local way to do that is by helping keep our shelves stocked all year round.

“We are also seeking volunteers.

“The job role and tasks can range from till work, pricing, steaming, organising and designing window displays as well as just being a friendly face at the heart of the community, depending on your skills and what you enjoy.”

Mind also has stores in Clevedon, Clifton, Henleaze and Keynsham.

A Mind spokesman said: “Donations and sales made at the Portishead store will help support the one in four people who experience a mental health problem every year.

“Mind charity shops have been on the high street for more than 50 years, embedded in the heart of local communities in England and Wales.

“We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

“We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

“We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.”

For more information about the charity, visit www.mind.org.uk

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