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Charity Shops

Discover what treasures we have

We have two charity shops. One in Herne Bay and one in Tankerton.

Our shops are run by a dedicated team of enthusiastic volunteers and our students – who are from our Lifestyles Academy for Independence.

Inside both shops you will find great quality donated goods including new and preloved women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, books, memorabilia and household items.

The money raised from our shops contributes to our fundraising efforts.

Herne Bay, 17 – 19 Bank Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5EY

Our shop opening hours are:

Monday – 9.30am – 1.30pm
Tuesday – 9.30am – 1.30pm
Wednesday – 9.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday – 9.30am – 1.30pm
Friday – 9.30am – 1.30pm
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED

Tankerton, 5 St Anne’s Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2DN

Our shop opening hours are:

Monday – 10am – 2pm
Tuesday – 10am – 2pm
Wednesday – 10am – 2pm
Thursday – 10am – 2pm
Friday – 10am – 2pm
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED

We’re always grateful for items we receive and we’re happy to take the following items:

  • Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing
  • Accessories including shoes, belts, handbags and jewellery
  • Quality home ware – anything from cushions to crockery and lampshades to laundry baskets
  • Linens
  • Books, CDs and DVDs

No donations will be accepted at the shops. Please do not leave items outside our shops.

  • White goods such as fridges, freezers and washing machines
  • Damaged or broken goods
  • Electrical items
  • Furniture
  • Donations can be brought to the main Strode Park site, Lower Herne Road, Herne by appointment only on a Thursday.
  • Please call 01227 373292 to book your appointment to bring in good quality and suitable items for sale. We’re really sorry but we can’t accept furniture or electrical items.
  • The appointments will be every Thursday between 9.45am and 2.30pm. You must have booked your slot to bring the item down to us. This is to ensure we can keep on top of donations and get everything ready to put into the shops and adhere to all the safety guidance and quarantine items for 72 hours.

No donations will be accepted at the shops. Please do not leave items outside our shops.

We’re always looking for new people to help us in our shops.

Duties include meeting and greeting customers, using the till and cash handling, packing items for customers and sorting and displaying stock.

We rely on volunteers to keep our two charity shops open throughout the year and we are very grateful to all the people who give their time for this cause. Our shops support our work by generating income, being points in the community where local people can interact with us and as locations where people with disabilities can gain valuable expertise and build skills.

We rely entirely on volunteers for the whole process from the sorting to it arriving and being sold in the shop. We thank you for your patience in advance with this. If you would like to volunteer some time, please do get in touch – you can email