Stock up for summer

This glorious run of weather reminds us just how wonderful it is to live on the coast. It also sends many of us rushing to the shops to update our summer wardrobes.

Whether you like to grab a bargain, love hunting for unusual items or simply want to spend your money somewhere that will make a difference, charity shops provide a unique shopping experience.

Chestnut Tree House now has 10 charity shops, including stores in Eastbourne, Seaford, Brighton and Uckfield. For those venturing to the North of the county, the Uckfield shop is a charity shop with a difference. Styled like a boutique it specialises in high end clothes and shabby chic furniture meaning shoppers can bag themselves quality items at great prices.

And of course, there is more to charity shops than just buying bargains. The shops are always in need of more stock, so next time you are tidying your home, please think of how your donation can help us to recycle your goods whilst raising money for our charity.

We get only 8% of our funding from central government, so the Chestnut Tree House shops really make a valuable contribution to all of our care services. Why not visit one next time you pass by?