LETTER: Eastbourne charity shop appeal for new stock

The Mind shop in Grove Road, Eastbourne is issuing an urgent plea for donations, as limited stock this winter could leave the shelves bare and
 impact the fundraising potential for the mental health charity.

The Eastbourne Mind shop relies on local generosity for more than 95 per cent of product donations and, as every bag dropped off has a cash equivalent of £20 once converted to saleable stock, the money raised through retail is an invaluable source of funding for Mind.

By donating and shopping at Mind stores you are helping support the one in four people in the UK who will experience mental distress this year.

We therefore urge you to dig out any cold-weather clothes, accessories or bric-a-brac items you can spare and drop them off to the Eastbourne Mind shop as soon as you can.

Andre Vale

MD of Mind shops