If you’re having a post-Christmas sort out, we’d be delighted to receive your donations at any of our five shops, as we prepare to open a sixth in Bournemouth.
Our new shop will open in March, in Westbourne. Keep an eye on our website for the exact opening date and address!
Our shops raise £100,000 every year which directly supports local people affected by cancer.
Mark Ellis, our head of retail, says:
“We’re really grateful to people who bring their preloved donations to us to sell in our shops because they enable us to raise vital funds to support local people affected by cancer. As we prepare to open our sixth shop, we’re looking for lots more donations – particularly good quality clothing, to sell. If you’re not sure what you can give, just think, ‘would I buy this from a charity shop?’
Here’s a simple checklist you can use. Is your donation:
-In good condition
If it is, we’d be delighted to receive it!
We get fantastic donations, but we also have some items we can’t sell because they’re dirty, broken or unsellable. These include unclean and torn clothes, incomplete puzzles and, even on occasion, used toothbrushes and false teeth! Our amazing volunteers give 250 hours of their time each week to sort and display around 300 bags of donated goods. Sadly, up to 75% of items are unsellable and it costs us £6,000 every year to dispose of them.
If you’re not sure what you can donate, please give your local shop a call.