A new charity shop has opened in Bridport town centre.

The Dorset Blind Association (DBA) - an independent charity serving the visually impaired community in Dorset - has opened its new shop at 32 East Street.

This is the eighth in the DBA network. It offers an array of goods, from clothing to homeware, books to toys and many unique finds.

A spokesperson for the DBA said: "Our shops are an important part of our service delivery, including a mini equipment, advice and resource centre making Dorset Blind Association even more accessible to the public.

"The Bridport community has already warmly embraced our new charity shop, reinforcing the positive impact of community support."

The shop will be accepting donations such as clothing, accessories, household goods, books and toys which can be dropped off during opening hours. It cannot accept furniture.

Collections can be arranged, call the store manager, Charley, on 01308 805320 to arrange a suitable time.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Interior of the shopInterior of the shop (Image: Dorset Blind Association)

Jonathan Holyhead, CEO, said: "Our shops add to, and directly support, the delivery of our community services across Dorset and they are vital to enabling those services to continue.

"We've been searching for the right premises in Bridport for some time, as we've been eager to establish a presence in this thriving, picturesque coastal town.

"We chose Bridport for its vibrant community spirit, and we are excited to extend our reach to this part of the county. We're thrilled by the enthusiastic reception we've received so far." 

DBA has been providing practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people across Dorset since 1918. Its service is important to the local community as there are now more than 30,000 people in Dorset living with serious sight loss.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: shop exteriorshop exterior (Image: Dorset Blind Association)

Recipients of the Queens Award for Voluntary Services, DBA helps people come to terms with serious sight loss and still live happy lives.

In addition to Bridport, the Dorset Blind Association operates charity shops in Broadstone, Christchurch, Ferndown, and Parkstone. Portland, Southbourne and Weymouth.

The DBA is actively recruiting volunteers, inquiries for which can be made in the shop.