On Saturday 31st May at 11.00am SNAP Cymru threw open the doors to our first boutique charity shop.

Based in Llandrindod Wells, the shop will raise money for SNAP to continue supporting children, young people and families who are most in need of it.

And this is only the beginning. SNAP Cymru is looking toward this new venture as a starting point from which further shops will be opened all across Wales, each helping to enhance the support and advice we are able to offer families.

Collectively, charity shops turn an annual profit of almost £300m so our new shop promises to be a great asset to SNAP’s work.

We hope our new venture is not just a shop, but a place to meet, inspire and volunteer. Supporting the shop will be a fantastic way to contribute to the local community, to help vulnerable children and families and to bag a bargain at the same time!

Charity shops can also benefit the wider community. Volunteering can be used as a route back into paid work and the shops themselves can become a place for people to simply “drop in” for a chat.

With all these benefits and more, it’s no wonder that we’re excited about this venture. But of course, the shop would be nothing without help. We are on the look-out for good quality items to add to our stock, including clothes (particularly ladies vintage), fashion accessories (jewellery, furs etc.), ornaments, CDs and DVDs, second-hand furniture, or any other quality items you may wish to donate.

We are also on the hunt for enthusiastic volunteers to help staff our shop and make it a lively, friendly environment for customers. Whatever time you can donate would be very much appreciated.