Helping Hands Charity Shop Clacton-on-Sea

Helping people get around...

Helping Hands is an independent local community transport charity run for 60+ and disabled people. Our service covers the whole of Tendring, and we take clients anywhere in the UK; hospital appointments, doctors, chiropodists, dentists, physiotherapy and moreÖ


Helping Hands Charity Shop Clacton-on-Sea

Community Transport

If you are aged 60 and over we may be able to help you with transport to medical appointments and other tasks.

As part of our transport scheme volunteers use their own cars and will wait up to two hours for you to complete your appointment.

There is an annual registration fee which helps us fund administration costs.

There is no charge for waiting as our drivers are all volunteers but there is a fuel charge for the transport itself.

48 hours minimum notice is generally required.
For further details and an application pack, please contact the office on:
01255 427888
Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 12.30pm.

Please note: Wheelchair users must be accompanied by a carer.

Helping Hands Charity Shop Clacton-on-Sea

Charity Shop

Our friendly local shop sells good quality clothing and shoes, to raise the funds needed to support the project.

Browse our selection of bric-a-brac, you can often find unused items so itís worth popping in regularly as stock changes daily. Choose from our range of childrenís books, cookery books, novels and DVDís.

Open to donations of quality clothes, bric-a-brac and unwanted gifts are always welcome.

No large items (we donít have the storage space) or electrical items please.

Helping Hands Charity Shop Clacton-on-Sea

Making a Booking

The Helping Hands office is situated at the back of the shop and is open on weekday mornings only.

All bookings should continue to be made by telephone during opening hours.

Phone us to make a booking on: 01255 427888

Helping Hands Charity Shop Clacton-on-Sea

Finding Safe Trades People

We offer an advisory service recommending reputable traders operating locally. Phone us for recommendations from our up to date list on: 01255 427888

To join the scheme or enquire about joining, please call the office during office hours and request a pack. Alternatively you may download a copy of our membership form and leaflet from the link below.

Helping Hands Membership Form

Helping Hands Charity Shop Clacton-on-Sea


Volunteer with us

We are always interested in recruiting local drivers to our list, we are currently seeking volunteer drivers from Brightlingsea, Clacton, Frinton, Manningtree and Harwich.

Please complete our Driver Volunteer Form:

Register as a Volunteer Driver

Get in touch

Office Hours

9.30am to 12.30pm - Monday to Friday

The Helping Hands Shop
26 High Street
CO15 1UQ

Tel: 01255 427888
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