The 1st shop in Meanwood Precinct was opened in 1977 by Reginald Martin. It raised money for Mencap, largely because he had a son, Trevor, with severe learning disabilities. In 1981 his wife, who also worked at the charity shop, died, in 1984 Reg Martin also died and a few months later Trevor passed away at the hospital in Easingwold where he lived. They all died of cancer.
Mr Martin’s daughter, Teresa Felton, decided to keep the shop open with the existing dedicated workforce, and from those small beginnings, there are now 2 shops serving the needs of the local community, raising funds to support local families. By donating your saleable items, you enable us them carry on.