Retail News

21 August 2021 - Breakdown! 

Our poor van broke down last week and has been off the road ever since.

A huge thank you to Silverback Recovery who picked us up this morning, our sponsors 247 Taxis & Coaches East Sussex who's fantastic mechanics are checking if anything can be done and Phillimore Bexhill for a quick diagnosis.

We're keeping our fingers crossed for a full recovery!

20 August 2021 - Look out for our SALES

A number of our shops have sales on over the next few days, why not take a look at the mix and match lamp and shade sale over at our Silverhill 2 shop (opposite the BP garage). 

Looking for new summer wear? Our Ore shop has you covered with a huge half price sale on selected items today and tomorrow. 

We're looking forward to seeing you!

15 July 2021 - We remain a Covid Secure business

As we approach the 19th July 2021 and the removal of some Covid related restrictions, we wanted to take the oppurtunity to let all of our customers know that we are, and will remain a Covid Secure business. 

We have a variety of measures in place such as the regular scheduled cleaning of all our shops, restricted footfall at busy periods and hand sanitising stations in store. 

We will continue to ensure that we follow all available advice and guidance to provide you with a safe and enjoyable shopping experience with us. 

14 July 2021 - Volunteers needed at our Vintage Emporium - Sedlescome Road North 

Assisting in our Vintage Emporium at Sedlescombe Road North, Hastings. The work is varied from tills, shop administration, sorting donations, steaming & donation research. 

If you have a passion for fashion, books or china - we can help you indulge it, you will be  providing invaluable support to The Trust whilst meeting new people and making friends. 

In this role you will be able to develop in retail, cash handling, admin and customer service.   

4 hour shift patterns available 10 - 4pm, Mon - Sat. Flexible volunteering available. 

For an informal chat please call our shop manager Debbie on 01424 319599 or pop into the shop (35 Sedlescome Road North. TN37 7DA)

23rd May 2021 update - Endwell Road reopening Friday 28th May 2021!

Our Endwell Road shop will be opening from 10am on Friday 28th May 2021. 

Come along and meet our new manager Sharon, the shop has had a revamp with new womenswear, menswear and bric-a-brac. 

We also have high end labels, a fabulous childrens section and a large linen section. 

Sharon and the team are looking forward to seeing you then!

7th May 2021 - Late Night Shopping at Ore 

Our shop in Ore, Old London Road will be open for late night shopping tonight, 7th May 2021. 

Opening from the usual time of 10am right through to 7pm, you can find lots of bargains in the Spring sale! 

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for more late night shopping.

16th April 2021 - Shops reopening & we are hiring! 

All of our shops with the exception of Endwell Road are now open. You can find more details on opening times here

Our Donation Centre are accepting donations by appointment, this can be done by clicking here. 

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and organised individual to join our friendly team at our Charity Shop in Endwell Road, Bexhill-on-Sea. Click here for the application pack. 

Closing date for applications - 22nd April 2021

11th April 2021 - Hastings Beatles Day Online 2021

With today being Hastings Beatles Day Online 2021 we're excited to be able to show you two of our latest items that are for sale at our eBay shop. Both have been kindly donated by local artist and restorer Dave Bourne 

First is an incredible portrait of John Lennon which you can bid on here 

We are also lucky to have been donated this vintage 1960's Hofner guitar, fully restored. You can bid on this item here  

5th April 2021

We are pleased to announce that our charity shops and Donation Centre will be reopening week commencing 12th April. Please see our shop page for individual opening times and dates

We have been busy working behind the scenes to develop our online shopping. You can browse our new platforms and shop how you like!

We now have some fantastic Vintage items available on Etsy and eBay. We have also launched a Click & Collect service at our Donation Centre, follow us on Facebook for all the latest items.  Find out more by clicking here.  


Assisting in one of our six successful charity retail outlets in Hastings, Bexhill and Sidley, you will gain experience in a variety of roles from till work, admin, sorting donations, steaming, Googling, cash handling and more.

If you have a passion for fashion, books or china - we can help you whilst you provide invaluable support to your community.

We also have our Donation Centre in Bexhill for if you are looking for a physical workout or like to be out and about with our van team this may be a good fit.

If you would like to volunteer please complete our application form below.

Retail Volunteer Vacancies

  • Social Media - supporting the Retail Manager with day to day managment of the Sara Lee Trust retail social media accounts
  • eCommerce - supporting our shops with day to day running of online shop including research 
  • Film & Photography - supporting the Retail Manager with promotion of our Sara Lee Trust shops across the community 
  • Retail Assistant (positions in Bexhill, Silverhill & Sidley)- greeting, assisting and serving customers across our shops
  • Retail Assistant (Endwell Road, Bexhill) - processing clothing donations ready for sale, including sorting and steaming
  • Van Driver holiday cover (Must be over 25 years of age) - deliveries and collections across Hastings & Bexhill
  • House Clearance Support - to help wrap and pack deliveries and collections across Hastings & Bexhill 
  • Admin Support - supporting the Sara Lee Trust Retail Manager with day to day admin such as returns and reporting 


We currently have no retail vacancies. 

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