OUR SHOPS ARE FINALLY RE-OPENING
We are very relieved to finally be able to re-open our charity shops – and very happy. However is being done on a staggered basis due to having to balance potential sales versus staff costs. Obviously there is no point in opening if your sales don’t cover your costs. This means that if we need to make adjustments to shop openings we can while the government furlough scheme is still supporting business.
We have followed government guidelines and put in the necessary protective equipment to ensure that our customers and staff are safe while they are browsing in our shops. Here are just a few of the ways we have done this.
On that basis all of our charity shops have now re-opened except Portslade which is still to be confirmed due to some staff still needing to shield.
Please note that the accepting of donations are different for each of the shops (depending on whether they are inundated or not) Please ring the shop BEFORE you take your donated items to them. This is due to the 72 hour quarantine donation rules. We want to get our shops up and running efficiently before we can concentrate on fully processing donations.
When you go to a shop there will be trolleys outside for you to put your donations into. Please do not go into the shops with them. If your donations are Gift Aided then afterwards go into the shop and tell the staff so they can come and label your donations with a Gift Aid sticker.
In terms of collections and deliveries we are only able to do this from a ground floor. If you live in a flat and there is a lift then we will take it up to your flat but not if we have to use the stairs. Also we are not able to take down or rebuild furniture to minimise the time that our team have to spend in a property. House clearances will restart in September.
We will be regularly updating this page – many thanks
Link to Hope has 6 Furniture and Charity shops in and around the Worthing area – Goring, Littlehampton, Portslade, Chapel Road, Rustington, Ferring. They specialise in furniture but also sell mens, womens and childrens clothing, bric a brac, toys, books, linen, DVD’s and many other items. Our Furniture shops sell a large range of second hand, preloved and shabby chic furniture and we are doing our part in saving items that would otherwise go to landfill, be recycled and able to be used or worn again.
The retail side of our operation is very important as the proceeds from them, goes to support our many educational and social care projects in Eastern Europe. We also offer employment to a number of managers and deputy managers who work in our shops as well as a furniture team who offer furniture delivery and house clearances.
Our other greatest assets are the many hundreds of volunteers that work in our shops and support our teams. We are always looking for new people so please do get in touch with us if you would like to become part of our team or visit our Volunteer page.
Link to Hope Shop Addresses:
LINK TO HOPE FURNITURE & CHARITY SHOP WORTHING
43 Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1EG
Tel: 01903 231255
LINK TO HOPE FURNITURE & CHARITY SHOP LITTLEHAMPTON
3a Anchor Springs, Duke Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 6EU
Tel: 01903 719546
LINK TO HOPE FURNITURE & CHARITY SHOP RUSTINGTON
6 Broadmark Parade, Rustington, West Sussex, BN16 2NE
Tel: 01903 779650
LINK TO HOPE FURNITURE & CHARITY SHOP GORING
6 Goring Road, Goring by Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4AJ
Tel: 01903 246683
LINK TO HOPE FURNITURE & CHARITY SHOP FERRING
62 Ferring Street, Ferring, West Sussex, BN12 5JP
LINK TO HOPE FURNITURE & CHARITY SHOP PORTSLADE
57 Boundary Road, Portslade, East Sussex, BN3 5TD
Shops produce an income for the charity that enables us to fund our projects out in Eastern Europe. If you live locally or find yourself visiting the area then please drop in and see us. The shops are overseen by our Retail Manager, Tim Weller.