The opening of our first charity shop in 2017 marked a new dimension to both the work and the fundraising of Dorset Blind Association.
Occupying a prominent position on Penny’s Walk in the Ferndown Centre, our first shop in Ferndown is designed to not only raise much needed income to fund our services, but is itself a part of our service delivery. The shop includes a mini equipment and advice resource centre, to help to make this important service even more accessible to the public.
The shop is also an opportunity for visually impaired people to volunteer, to gain useful skills and experience.
Large and spacious, the shop allows easy access to all members of the community and the shop staff and volunteers ensure a warm and friendly welcome for everyone.
The shop is hub in the community, it’s a great place to have fun, learn new skills and make new friends. For our shop volunteers, everyday is different as there are a huge variety of work that needs doing, from steaming, sorting, pricing to shop and till work, chatting to customers and making the feel welcome.
The shop is open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday (except Bank Holidays). You can contact the shop on 01202 920385, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org