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Mayor and Deputy Open New Pop-up Charity Shop

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Nigel Coltman and Amanda O'Rawe at Headway East Sussex pop-up charity shop 

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Hailsham have opened a new pop-up shop in the town centre, which will be open for the next two weeks for people to donate unwanted items to raise money for the Headway East Sussex charity.

Councillors Nigel Coltman and Amanda O’Rawe were joined by representatives of Headway East Sussex including its Chief Executive Michele Fleming, to cut the ribbon and declare the pop-up shop at 41 High Street (former mobile phone shop) officially open to the public.

Headway East Sussex, which is affiliated to the national charity Headway UK, offers rehabilitation and support services for people with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers, as well as a variety of advice and support services to those affected across the whole of East Sussex including Brighton and Hove and parts of West Sussex.

Members of the public can take their new or used items (including working electrical goods) to the pop-up shop between during the two-week period from Monday 19th February (Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 3.30pm).

“I am delighted to be able to take part in the official opening of the pop-up shop and hope that as many people as possible pop along and donate their unwanted items,” said Councillor Nigel Coltman.

“It’s good to see the community working together to support people who are living brain injuries and we should all be extremely grateful to the amazing people who fundraise for Headway East Sussex. Every item donated – and every penny raised – will provide vital support to those who need it.”

Deputy Town Mayor Councillor Amanda O’Rawe commented, “I invite everyone to spare the time to visit the pop-up shop over the next two weeks and help raise funds for this very worthy cause. Unused electrical equipment, household items, furniture, clothes, ornaments, books and collectors’ items – any item in good or working condition will be gratefully received.”

To arrange collection or delivery of items call Bridget on 07861 734958 or Georgina on 07463 728191.

For more information on Headway East Sussex and available services, call 01825 724323 or visit


  • Headway East Sussex is an independent charity, affiliated to the national charity Headway UK. Set up as a support group in 1988 by a group of families affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) it was initially based at Hurstwood Park hospital in Haywards Heath.
  • The group became a registered charity in 1998 and when Leonard Cheshire gifted the property to the charity in 2002 Headway Hurstwood Park Company (limited by guarantee) was incorporated.
  • In November 2016 they relaunched as Headway East Sussex.
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Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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