The Rainbow Shop

The Rainbow Shop is the Village’s own Charity Shop

The Rainbow Shop has been trading in Countesthorpe for almost 34 years and has recently benefitted from a complete refurbishment and opened to customers again on May 5th. It is situated next to St. Andrew’s Church and opposite the Co-op in Main Street and was started by the then Vicar Brian Davis and his wife Sylvia in 1984 following shock TV coverage of the desperately poor starving people in Ethiopia. Since this more than £200,000 has been sent to Christian Aid to help fund their many projects all over the world.

The shop sells good-as-new clothing, wholefoods, Fairly Traded products, cards, books, toys, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac and other items, and stocks a broad range of information and leaflets on local places and events.

Opening hours:
Monday: 10.00am to 12noon
Tuesday: 10.00am to 12noon and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am to 12noon and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am to 12noon and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday: 10.00am to 12noon
Saturday: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Sunday: closed

You will be made very welcome by the friendly staff of volunteers, and you can sit and chat and enjoy a coffee, tea or soft drink at your leisure.

The Rainbow Shop always needs donations of the various items being sold and if you have any and need them to be collected please contact Gail Mackley on 0116 2778982.

If you need further information please contact:

Gail Mackley
2 Hallcroft Avenue
Leicester LE8 5SL

Jill Cramp
45 Tudor Drive
Leicester LE9 1TU

 The Rainbow Shop, Countesthorpe

 flood information Flood Information
Essential contact information if you are threatened with flooding.
 village news Village News
Read about what's happening in the Countesthorpe area.
 Countesthorpe Library Countesthorpe Library
Now maintained by the Parish Council - support your library..
 what's on in Countesthorpe What's On
Add your village events to our automated diary.
 Countesthorpe Country Park Countesthorpe Country Park
Read about how the park's development is progressing.
 Countesthorpe business news Village Businesses
Support village businesses by searching locally.
 Countesthorpe village map Village Map
Download our Village Map (PDF).