FRADE Darlington

FRADE Darlington

Posted on: 
1st December 2021


We were delighted by the visit of the Mayor of Darlington Cllr. Cyndi Hughes to open our new extension of Frade Darlington.

Cllr. Cyndi Hughes officially cut the ribbon and opened our newest extension to the essential services Frade offers to the County Durham community.

The Mayor of Darlington, two chosen charities are Mind and Darlington Hospice are also close to the heart of Frade, so we were very appreciative of the time spent chatting to our employees and volunteers.

We also brought over upcycled stock items from our Men’s Shed operations to show our invited guests the unbelievable work that our dedicated team of staff and volunteers create from goods destined for landfill.

The Men’s Shed was set-up essentially to provide support and to aid and benefit men’s health and wellbeing. We have been fortunate to receive initial, funding from the National Lottery and support from the National UK Men’s Shed Associations.

Frade was able to extend our retail and warehousing operation due to the closure of the Hertz car hire operation and we are grateful for the support of our landlord Mr. Peter Stephens, without his trust in the Charity, none of this would have been possible.

Frade moved into our new Darlington store on the 2 March 2020 and as part of the new move into a modern warehouse and retail space, we also become an accredited supplier of the National Community Re- Paint Network.

We are delighted to offer a range of paints to brighten up any home and on a budget, guaranteed by Dulux who are proud sponsors of the Re-Paint Network.

Pop in to meet our store manager Samantha Trenholme and her dedicated team. The shop is located on the corner of John Dobbin and Chestnut Street. Tel. No. 01325 357 379 or see our online sales store at

Proud to be members of the  reuse network and Community RePaint

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Frade, Registered charity number 1020725, Registered waste carrier 19586, Company limited by guarantee number 2797811