Brandon Trust to open charity shop in Gloucester Road

November 27 2015

LEARNING disability charity Brandon Trust will be opening a charity shop in Gloucester Road this month.

LEARNING disability charity Brandon Trust will be opening a charity shop in Gloucester Road this month.

The charity, which supports more than 650 people with learning disabilities in the region, is busy putting the final touches to the new shop with the aim of opening to customers on 12 December.

The store, which is the second to open in Bristol, will be in place of the former Green Party campaign shop at 127 Gloucester Road. 

Initially, the focus will be on selling a range of handmade Christmas items from their various social enterprises, including the Elm Tree Farm project in Stapleton.

It comes following the successful opening in August of the first Brandon Bristol shop at 2 Cotham Hill, which has an upmarket boutique feel, selling high-quality donated clothes and jewellery, and also products from their social enterprises.

The potential benefits for Brandon Trust include generating new income to help boost services, and providing opportunities for people they support to gain valuable workplace training and increase community connections.

Brandon Trust is looking for more volunteers and donations for the new shop. If you can help, contact: heidi.wort@brandontrust.org or 0117 974 1656.