Charity Begins At Abergavenny 

Surely you mean “charity begins at home” I can hear you think?  Maybe, but given Abergavenny is now “home” it’s perhaps not surprising that the town hosts a plethora of charity shops for locals and visitors alike to mooch in!

At the last count there are ten charity shops in town nine of which are pictured below.  The odd man out is the Salvation Army store towards the back of town and despite my Fitbit encouragement I declined to walk any further yesterday in pursuit of my latest blog.  Before you ask yes I managed over 10,000 steps…

Cats Protection

This is where we do most of our donations on the basis we don’t go in that often, although I bought some excellent Dire Straits & ABBA vinyl there recently!

ty hafon

Mostly clothes so I’m not sure we’ve ever bought anything from this particular shop but the Merthyr branch yielded a full set of Inspector Morse paperbacks…


Excellent for books especially the kind Emma buys but I managed to get some sheet music for “I’ve Got Sixpence” one of my late father’s favourite songs 🙂

Blue Cross

Probably our most visited shop as our son James works there and they welcome Molly & Hamish even if they are slightly damp from the Usk…  Great source for CD’s and clothes like my outside walking trousers!

Cancer Research UK

I think we bought a board game from here and some Christmas cards

Marie Curie

Our kitchen bookcase has a lot of cookbooks sourced from this particular shop!

Wales Air Ambulance

A great cause which must be so expensive to keep flying I helped via an ABBA picture disc single displayed in the window when passing…

Sue Ryder

Next to the Post Office and seems full of clothes and recycled furniture.  Some old friends of ours in Feltham visited on holiday and bought some garden gnomes I believe 🙂

St David’s Hospice Care

Interesting shop situated past the Borough Theatre on the left & the King’s Arms.  Mostly bric-a-brac  but a source of some great Dan Brown novels for me!

Apologies to any charities inadvertently missed out but as you can see a great collection of shops to look out for those essential replacements for your memory cupboards…

UPDATE:  Just bought for £3 a Wilson “Roger Federer” titanium tennis racket in excellent condition from Sue Ryder!  Normal price new £23…

Charity Begins At Abergavenny 

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