This week, national charity Changing Lives officially opened their new Vintage Thrift Store on Chillingham Road, Heaton in Newcastle.

VolunteersStaff, volunteers and customers joined in the celebrations as the shop was announced as officially open by Amy and Kieran from the well IMG_5330known Monster Ceilidh Band.

The charity store, previously based in Eldon Square Shopping Centre in Newcastle, has recently relocated to the vibrant student central community of Heaton. The shop offers a wide range of
pre-loved and vintage clothes, collectables and bric-a-brac.

 Changing Lives Vintage Thrift Store is now open at 237 Chillingham Road, Heaton. If you would like to donate to the store or if you’re interested in volunteering please call 0191 265 7994 or email


“We’re always really grateful to receive donations and we’ll warmly welcome anyone who might be interested in volunteering for us. It’s a great opportunity to build your confidence and help to make a difference in your local community. It’s a great chance for people who have skills and experience to share what they have learnt with other volunteers. If you’re interested, we would love to hear from you.”

Sandra Watt - Shop Manager