THE new RSPCA shop in Cwmbran is taking shape ahead of its opening this autumn, and the charity is now appealing for volunteers and donations.

Staff from the RSPCA’s Gwent branch are preparing the shop in North Walk at Cwmbran Centre ahead of its opening.

Shop manager Adam Hewitt said: “It’s an exciting time to open a new shop and we’d love people to come and join our team.


“It’s a varied and rewarding role and can involve anything from sorting donations, steaming clothes, pricing and putting stock out, to merchandising, helping customers and working on the till.

“We’ll be offering a fantastic range of items at the shop and all the money raised will be used to help animals who have suffered neglect and ill-treatment in the Gwent and Brecknock area.”

The shop will be open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm, from a date to be confirmed.

The animal welfare charity has appealed for donations and for volunteers who can help out in the shop for a few hours a week.

The shop will accept donations of good quality clothing and accessories, shoes, bric-a-brac, children's board games and toys.

South Wales Argus: Shop manager Adam Hewitt at RSPCA Gwent branch's new shop in Cwmbran. Picture: RSPCA.Shop manager Adam Hewitt at RSPCA Gwent branch's new shop in Cwmbran. Picture: RSPCA.

Money raised from the store will be spent directly on helping sick, injured and unwanted animals from across the local area. This includes helping the branch to run discounted neutering and microchipping schemes and supporting the work of local RSPCA inspectors, animal rescue officers and nearby animal centres, including Newport and Llys Nini. 

Anyone who would like to make a donation can drop it off at the shop at 10 North Walk at Cwmbran Centre.

Anyone who would like to volunteer at the store can get in touch with the branch by visiting, by visiting the shop, or emailing