With a motto of “for the needy, not for the greedy,” Dezza’s Cabin in Dimond Street offers essential items on a donation basis, while some non-essential items have been priced to pay the rents and overheads.
The charity is not-for-profit and run by volunteers. Formerly the premises of the VC Gallery, the Pembroke Dock shop is open from 10am to 4pm.
Based at Back Terrace, Monkton, Pembroke, Dezza’s Cabin was named after Derek ‘Dezza’ Brundrett, who sadly took his own life because of the stresses and struggles he was facing.
The cabin was set up with the aim of providing a community of support based on shared experiences - somewhere people can turn to and trust when they are in need of help. There, basic sewing skills lessons are held on Fridays from 11am to 2.30pm, and a garden has recently been created, bringing the community together, sharing skills as they build sheds and raised beds.
Dezza’s Cabin also endeavours to provide a local, mobile signposting service to a variety of services, as well as providing a forum for discussing a range of topics. In addition to the Monkton and Pembroke Dock premises, there is a Dezza’s Cabin warehouse in Johnston with regular free clothes events.
Recently, the charity put out an appeal for needed items, including kitchenware, cutlery and crockery, bedding, baby essentials, toys and games, clothes and shoes; even books, music and DVDs are needed as they can keep the mind active and promote wellbeing.
Claire said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank volunteers and customers/clients for all their support.”