Lillie-May Coates


Hi, I’m Lillie, Manager at Southbourne.
I have worked in retail for most of my career, and before joining Dorset Blind Association, I was the manager of another High Street Charity Shop. I am also a mum to a very active pre-schooler, so when I’m not running around at work, I’m running around after her!
I enjoy working with a fantastic team of volunteers on a vibrant high street for a worthwhile charity that really makes a difference to local people. As an avid shopper of charity shops myself, I always love finding hidden gems amongst our donations to share with our lovely customers.
I’m excited to take over the shop as manager and look forward to seeing what we can achieve.