Dorset Blind Association Expands Presence with the Opening of 8th Charity Shop in Bridport

The Dorset Blind Association, the independent charity serving the visually impaired community in Dorset, is proud to announce the opening of its 8th charity shop in Bridport. This exciting addition further strengthens our commitment to providing essential services and support to visually impaired people across the region. The shop, located at 32 East Street, opened its doors just before Christmas and has already experienced a fantastic reception from the local community.

Picture of Shop Manager, Charley and Assistant Manager, Sarah, inside the new Bridport shop

Shop Details:

Location: 32 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF

Opening Hours: 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Contact: 01308 805320


Our new charity shop, the eighth in our expanding network, offers a diverse array of high-quality goods, from clothing to homeware, books to toys and many unique finds. As well as being stocked with treasures waiting to find a new home, we hope our shop will serve as a central hub for the local community. Our shops are an important part of our service delivery, including a mini equipment and advice/resource centre making Dorset Blind Association even more accessible to the public. The Bridport community has already warmly embraced our new charity shop, reinforcing the positive impact of community support.

Jonathan Holyhead, CEO, commented, ” Our shops add to, and directly support, the delivery of our community services across Dorset and they are vital to enabling those services to continue. We’ve been searching for the right premises in Bridport for some time, as we’ve been eager to establish a presence in this thriving, picturesque coastal town. We chose Bridport for its vibrant community spirit, and we are excited to extend our reach to this part of the county. We’re thrilled by the enthusiastic reception we’ve received so far”. 

Donations Needed: We gratefully welcome donations. Quality, saleable items such as clothing, accessories, household goods, books and toys are welcomed and can be dropped off directly at the shop during opening hours. Unfortunately, we cannot accept furniture. If you can’t make it to the shop on East Street, collections can be arranged! Call the store manager, Charley, on 01308 805320 to arrange a suitable time.

Volunteer Opportunities: Join us in making a difference by becoming a volunteer. We are actively seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly team. Express your interest or enquire about volunteer opportunities by contacting the shop.

Supporting Our Vision: The Dorset Blind Association’s 8th charity shop plays a vital role in supporting our broader mission. By shopping with us, customers not only find unique gems at affordable prices but also directly contribute to funding essential services for visually impaired individuals within the community. Every purchase you make and every donation you give positively impacts someone’s life.

In addition to Bridport, Dorset Blind Association operates charity shops in Broadstone, Christchurch, Ferndown, Parkstone. Portland, Southbourne and Weymouth

Dorset Blind Association has been providing practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people across Dorset since 1918. Their service is vital to the local community as there are now more than 30,000 people in Dorset living with serious sight loss. Proud recipients of the esteemed Queens Award for Voluntary Services, DBA help people come to terms with living serious sight loss and still live happy lives.

For more information about Dorset Blind Association, contact or call 01202 712865