I was fortunate enough to be appointed Manager of the Worthing Cat Welfare Trust shop in November last year. We have a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers who have made me feel very welcome and who generously give their time to ensure our shop is an enticing place where customers can enjoy browsing the interesting and stylish donations we receive.
We are very lucky to receive an eclectic mix of beautiful donations, anything from an antique 19th century loving cup (see picture) to a pair of eye catching, spiky shoes in vivid turquoise and pink (size 5). We even have a sash for Bat Girl – you know you need one to go with your giant pink sunglasses and glittery cowboy hat, all perfect for Worthing’s first ever Pride!
Alongside the unusual items, we have a good range of men’s and women’s clothes and accessories, including an unworn Per Una jacket (see picture, £15). We also have a range of virtually unworn baby and children’s clothes (they grow so fast they don’t have time to get worn out!) and a lovely selection of bric a brac, including a teapot in the shape of a champagne bottle in an ice bucket – just right for afternoon tea with a cheeky Prosecco!
We always enjoy receiving people’s donations, particularly when they are in excellent condition and often receive clothes still bearing their original tags.
We are not able to take large furniture, but small coffee tables sell very well and taller cabinets can double up as display cases whilst awaiting purchase.
We also always need nice necklaces and good books by popular authors.
More expensive items we often put on Facebook or eBay to sell to ensure we receive as much money as possible to enable the charity to continue its excellent work, caring for cats looking for their forever homes. This is, after all, why we all work so hard in the shop and it’s great that customers can pick up a fabulous bargain whilst supporting our charity.
If you have any items for donation but are unable to bring them to the shop yourself, do please give us a call 07594 184432 or email and we will be delighted to collect from your home.
Why not pop in today and see what you can find? We’re open Monday to Friday 9.30-4 pm and Saturday morning 9.30-1 pm and would be delighted to see you.
Abigail – Shop Manager