Yes the charity shops over here are great. There is one in particular for the Samaritans which I go to at least twice a week. She has wool at 20pence a ball no matter what it is. I give her more than the 20p because its worth more and I like to support them.
They also have fabric (which I hoard)
and its ridiculous how cheap it is.
There are chairty shops all over the place here and a great shopping trip and a rummage
You dont fancy doing the wedding dress?????
I had the bolero its on my to do list