Nov 2014
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On Friday 21st November, Jane Hutt AM opened our new charity shop in Llantwit Major which will also offer information and support to anyone who experience mental health problems or carers who need information and advice.

Jane Hutt AM cutting the ribbon to officially open the new Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan charity shop.

Jane Hutt AM cutting the ribbon to officially open the new Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan charity shop.

Jane Hutt AM for the Vale commented, “I was delighted to open the new Mind in the Vale charity shop in  Llantwit Major last week and to meet  the hard working volunteers who will make the shop a success.  Their work is vital in helping to  raise awareness of mental health needs and services in the Western Vale as well as raising funds for the charity.”

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Volunteer Manager, Donna Griffiths serving the shop’s first customer Jane Hutt AM

Donna Griffiths, volunteer manager commented ‘we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the local community, thank you to everyone who has donated and wished us luck’.

The Mayor of Llantwit Major Micheal Mason also came to show his support for the venture commenting “it’s great to see another shop occupied and excellent that so many people are volunteering to support such a worthy cause, I’m giving my full support and I’m sure the local community will do the same.”  

The shop was fitted and decorated entirely by Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan volunteers and staff including The Chair of the Board of Trustees Kevin Canning who build the window display and did a lot of the decorating and shop fitting. The aim was to utilise the skills we had within the organisation to get the shop up and running and save on unnecessary costs.

The volunteer led shop, which will offer voluntary placements to help people with their recovery journey appeals for anyone who has time to volunteer in the shop, with no experience necessary as full training is provided. The shops opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 10 – 4.

Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan is a local charity and all money raised goes directly back to the Vale of Glamorgan – we have projects in Llantwit Major, Penarth and Barry.

If you have donations (please drop them in to 1A Barons Court, East Street, Llantwit Major) or time to volunteer – please contact us on 01446 730792 or download our Volunteering Application Form

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