Our Charity Shops

We have charity shops located in Penrith on Angel Lane and in Appleby on The Arcade. Our Appleby shop is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Also we currently have limited opening hours in Penrith (see below).

Our shops provide supported volunteering opportunities. We also help people develop or refresh skills in a supportive and friendly environment. The shops also provide important mental health information to the local community. Leaflets and service details are always available and our shops are a safe place for people who might be struggling with mental health problems to shop, have a chat and gather information.

Funds

Our shops raise much-needed funds for Carlisle Eden Mind and all money raised goes back into the local community to help us continue providing mental health services across Carlisle, Eden and countywide. The shops sell goods mostly donated by the general public, and we rely heavily on your generosity to fund the work we do. Without your donations, there would be no Mind shops.

We are pleased to accept donations of:

  • Women’s clothing, accessories & shoes
  • Men’s clothing & shoes
  • Books, DVDs, CDs
  • Homeware items including linens, bric-a-brac etc
  • Good quality small electrical items in working order, including flat-screen TVs, hi-fi, and small kitchen items (all electrical goods are PAT tested before resale)

If you have goods to donate please ring our shops first because we are currently restricted in the amount of items we can take. We need to quarantine donations for the safety and wellbeing of customers and volunteers. Please do not leave any items outside the door to our shops. This is because sometimes items can get damaged or stolen if left unattended.