We visit the Bristol charity shop with a difference on its 75th birthday

At the back of the shop is a community hub

Walk up Gloucester Road and you’ll find a Bristol charity shop unlike any other.

Marie Curie is both a charity shop and also a community hub which supports small businesses through the shop’s regular markets.

Stallholders can also book a stall at any point during Marie Curie’s opening hours and are only charged 10% of their sales on the day, which goes to the charity.

At the back of the shop is a community hub where visitors can buy hot drinks such as hot chocolates, coffees and teas.

There are also plenty of tables and chairs, board games and drawing supplies for visitors to enjoy.

Regular events are also hosted in the shop including bake sales, workshops and coming soon, a Dungeons and Dragons tournament.

Great attention is given to small details here. All the items, including clothing, are colour-coded throughout the shop.

Money raised by Marie Curie goes to taking care of people living with terminal illness and their families. The charity is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Marie Curie is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday from 10.3am to 4.30pm.

Marie Curie, 105-107 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AT.

Here are 12 photos from our visit to Marie Curie:

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