Lighthouse charity shop

The Lighthouse Charity Shop on Gloucester Street, near the bottom of The Parade, in Leamington, is a vital fund-raiser for Helping Hands – but also much more than this. It is a friendly, welcoming venue which lives and breathes the supportive ethos of Helping Hands.

Open between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday, the shop is a valuable source of revenue to help power all our other projects. It is also a vibrant community hub. Run by manager Sue and assistant manager Jamie, assisted by their team of fantastic volunteers and supported volunteers, a warm welcome is offered to all visitors, whether they come to donate, or to buy, or just to drop in to find out more about Helping Hands!

"In 2017 I was homeless and came to helping hands to volunteer, this gave me a hand up and a purpose to get up each morning . With the support of P3 I was given somewhere to live . Helping Hands has been a great support to me , I am now a paid assistant in the Lighthouse shop 2 days a week and get to help lots of other people who need support"

The volunteer helpers include some of our clients getting a taste of voluntary work as part of a “hand up.” They visibly grow in confidence from helping others and making a real difference and take a valuable step towards employment.

The shops sells all manner of clothes and bric-a-brac, donated by our brilliant supporters in the community. We also distribute clothing vouchers to those in need to spend at the shop.

Donate items

We sell clothes and brick-a-brack through our charity shop and distribute clothing vouchers to those in need to spend at the shop. Your unwanted, good-condition items can be donated directly to our Lighthouse Charity Shop on Gloucester Street Leamington Spa, CV31 1EE, 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.