Our Charity Shops

We have a charity shop in Eye at 2A Lambseth Street, Eye IP23 7AG

01379 870186

We now have a second shop in Stowmarket at 3 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6QX.

01449 775569

charity shop

Home-Start Mid And West Suffolk First Charity Shop In Eye

01379 870186

Our grand opening of the Eye Shop made the papers!

Home-Start Mid & West Suffolk opened their first ever charity shop after operating in Mid Suffolk for 34 years which marks a turning point for the organisation after the loss of Suffolk County Council funding earlier this year.

The shop in Eye has already proved a real focal point in the community and with many supporters and residents attending the opening. The Mayor of Eye, Colin Ribchester, assisted by the Deputy Mayor, Harley Molesworth, officially opened the shop at 11am and we had a lively crowd arrive for the opening and a steady stream of customers throughout the day.

We were delighted that Beyond the Wall based within Thornham Walks were attending prior to starting a work experience project with us and even more delighted that they brought delicious homemade lemon drizzle cakes from their café project which is open daily at the walled garden.

The start-up of the shop has been funded by a grant from the Four Acre Trust. We are also especially grateful to the many people who gave their time for free in their spare time to decorate, fit and prepare the shop. Many hours were given generously and we have received much support and encouragement from the local community.

The organisation continues to support families through inclusive groups, home visiting volunteers and events. Volunteers are always in demand for the service and we provide a thorough induction with a wide range of ongoing training and opportunities to meet up with other volunteers.

We are especially looking to recruit more shop volunteers at this time to cover the opening hours during the week and Saturday mornings.

Home-Start Mid And West Suffolk Stowmarket Charity Shop

01449 775569

After the great success of our first shop in Eye we have now opened a second shop in Stowmarket

The shop was opened by the Mayor of Stowmarket on October 26th and has so far been a roaring success.


We are looking for volunteers to help in our shops.

Would you like to volunteer?

Download an application form here in either pdf or word format and then attach the completed form to an email, pop it in the post or bring it in person which would be great as we would love to see you.

Shop Only Volunteer Forms


Having a spring clean?
Throwing away your past?
Make it someone else's future!

We need what you have enjoyed to pass on to someone else. We need Bric A Brac, Toys, Books, Clothes, CD,s DVD,s Jewellery etc....

We can pick up within a 15 mile radius of Stowmarket.


Address Of Our Eye Shop Is: 2A Lambseth Street, Eye IP23 7AG

Address Of Our Stowmarket Shop Is: 3 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6QX

We also have a pop up shop and an Ebay shop