The VIP Store
Opened in 2015, The VIP Store is Manx Blind Welfare Society’s shop in the heart of Douglas. It stocks a wide range of good quality pre-owned clothes, books, ornaments, furniture and other items in its handy Strand Street location.
The name not only reflects how we treat our customers, but also who the shop is raising money for; VIPs, or Visually Impaired People.
Open from 10am to 4.30pm from Monday to Saturday and staffed by our friendly volunteers, we invite you to pop in to browse the rails and shelves – you never know what bargain or must-have gift you’ll find.
The VIP Store is an important source of income for the Society, but it also help to raise awareness of the services and support provided by MBWS among the public.
As well as being a customer, there are many other ways you could get involved in supporting out shop; you could volunteer to serve customers, or you could help collect, transport or sort stock, for example. Training, where necessary, is given.
We have three available in the Douglas and Onchan area. One is at Manx Blind Welfare Society , Corrin Court, Onchan, one at Onchan District Commissioners car park, Main road, Onchan and one at Shoprite, Victoria road, Douglas (on Linden Grove). All items from the bins go to the shop to be prepared for sale. Thank you to everyone that donates items to us.
If you want to donate from the comfort of you office, you can try one of our donation stations. The donation station fits easily into a corner of your office. You then place the items inside and once the bin is full, let us know and we will collect the items. Simple!
Here is a video of Dave Wilson talking about these important items: Here
What do we sell?
• A quality range of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes
• Accessories - jewellery, handbags and more
• Fabrics - bedlinen, curtains, blankets and more
• Homeware - smaller items of furniture, ornaments, kitchenware and more
• Books, records, CDs and DVDs
• Toys and games
Please note we are unable to sell duvets or pillows, mains electric items, baby seats, crash or cycle helmets.
Our commitment to waste reduction
Whilst we really need good quality items, lower quality clothing is sold to traders
who specialise in onward selling for a range of uses. Every bag nets an income to the
Society which means that virtually everything that is donated realises an income to
support the work of Manx Blind Welfare Society.
To find out more call 674727 or email here
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