Dion Dublin welcomes locals to Mind’s newest charity shop in West Kirby

On Monday 16 October, the mental health charity ‘Mind’ opened the doors of a new shop on Banks Road in West Kirby.

The ribbon was cut by former professional England footballer, television presenter and pundit, Dion Dublin, who welcomed locals to the store.

The new shop offers everything from stylish clothing and vintage must-haves to bric-a-brac bargains. Located at 6 Banks Road, the shop is full of unique items providing a bountiful shopping experience for all who visit.

Donations and sales made at the West Kirby Mind shop will go to help support the one in four of us who will experience a mental health problem every year.

As well as inviting the community to visit and shop at the new store, Mind is also calling upon locals to consider volunteering. Volunteering has many benefits as whilst helping to raise awareness and funds for a great cause, volunteering is also a great way to make new friends, build confidence and it can be a route back into work.

Tracey Brooks, Regional Manager, said, “We are so excited to welcome the people of West Kirbyto this new Mind shop and are incredibly grateful to Dion for coming and supporting us on opening day. There are very easy ways that everybody can get involved such as donating quality items, volunteering in the shop, or simply shopping at the store. I urge locals to visit the shop or get in touch to find out more about how they can support us.”

In 2022-23, Mind shops across England and Wales collectively raised £6.5 million which helps fund the charity’s vital work such as the Mind Infoline, information and advice services, and the campaigning Mind does to support the one in four of us who experience a mental health problem every year.

Mind is asking locals to support the new shop in three simple ways:

  • Drop in and donate: Each bag of donations, however small, could make a big difference. West Kirby Mindshop is pleased to accept clothing, accessories, furniture, books, records, DVDs, CDs, homeware, linens and children’s games and toys. To find out more about making donations, visit: mind.org.uk/supportyourshop
  • Lend a hand: Volunteering doesn’t need to be a big time-consuming commitment – even just an hour a week could make a huge difference. It’s a great way to make new friends, build confidence and can also be a route back into work. To find out more about volunteering visit: mind.org.uk/supportyourshop
  • Pick up a bargain: Mindshops add new items of stock to the shelves every day, so no two shopping experiences are the same. Pop into West Kirby Mindshop regularly to be the first to see the latest bargains and thrift for unique treasures.

Don’t forget that when in-store, you can also make a further contribution to Mind’s work by filling in a Gift Aid form potentially allowing the charity to claim 25% of the sale price of the donations from the government in Gift Aid.

Image: Dion Dublin with (L-R) Kaleigh Waters, Shop Manager (Stockton Heath Mind Shop), Tracey Brooks, Regional Manager, and Debbie Cunningham, Shop Manager (Ashton in Makerfield)

Why not follow birkenhead.news on Facebook, Twitter, and Threads? You can also send story ideas or letters to the editor to news@birkenhead.news