Break work tirelessly to provide care, support, and a brighter future for the young people who need them, for as long as they need them.
Working with children, young people, and families in need within the local community, Break are committed to opening the door to brighter tomorrows. With Children’s Homes across East Anglia, a centre for families in crisis, and services for children with disabilities and their families, Break’s work allows members of our community to look to the future with hope.
Founded in 1968, the charity has been benefitting the local community for over 50 years, and their services have only grown over time. Break’s work is far reaching and comprehensive – their support is long term, and they remain by those they help for as long as the support is needed.
Break has 49 charity shops across East Anglia and the West Country, employs 460 amazing members of staff, and has over 900 brilliant volunteers who generously give their time to support Break’s important work. Their shops include specialist vintage shops, as well as a bridal boutique. Not only are they doing their bit for the environment by selling lots of brilliant and affordable slow fashion items, but they make sure those bits that are unsellable don’t end up in landfill as they have a recycling scheme in place.
Donations through Break’s charity shops make up a large and important part of their charitable income, meaning they can change more and more young lives with every exciting and special thing purchased in their shops.