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Looking to bag a bargain, declutter your life, or volunteer? You can do all three at our charity shops.

Our Shops

Our two shops, in Hayes and in Ruislip, provide valuable income to help us to continue to provide our wide range of services.

 Age UK Hillingdon Charity Shop

 

We pride ourselves on the quality of our stock. We sell clothes, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, DVDs and CDs, some small electrical goods...and much more. They are little hubs within their communities, with many customers coming in again and again and staying for a chat.

We are very proud of the window displays in our shops. Our creative retail team change them regularly and we feature certain items at certain times. Have a look at the list of themes below to see if there’s anything to tempt you.

Age UK Hillingdon Charity Shop Window

Where to find our shops?

Ruislip

105 High Street, Ruislip, HA4 8JN;
Telephone: 01895 625730

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm,

We also offer a wide range of Information leaflets and at Ruislip we also have an in store Information and Advice centre. Call 01895 633207

Age UK Hillingdon Charity Shop Mayors Visit

Kingshill Avenue

266 Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, UB4 8BY;
Telephone: 020 8839 8516

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Age UK Hillingdon Charity Shop Interior

Donate to Our shops

Donations are always welcome you can drop your donations to our shops. Whether you’re just having a clear out, or are moving house, please bring us your unwanted items.

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When you donate goods,if you are a UK tax payer, please ask us about Gift Aid. We can claim an extra 25% of the value of your donation from the tax man, so it’s very worthwhile. £10 worth of donations becomes £12.50!

All our shops would be pleased to accept the following items from you:

  • Quality Clothes
  • Quality Designer and branded wear
  • Quality Shoes
  • Quality Books
  • Quality DVD and CD
  • Quality Art
  • Quality Antiques
  • Quality Bridal wear
  • Quality Small electrical appliances that are working – we will PAT safety test them
  • Quality Small furniture items (e.g. side table)
  • Quality Porcelain and china
  • Quality Household items in clean and undamaged condition
  • Quality Toys
  • Quality Puzzles
  • Quality Household linens and good quality curtains
  • Unopened cosmetics and gift sets
  • Disability equipment such as wheelchairs & mobility aids (that have not been prescribed)

Don’t worry about the quality of clothes, if we are unable to sell your items we can still generate income by recycling them.

We regret we are unable to accept the following items for sale at our shops

  • Large Furniture Items
  • Crash Helmets and Riding hats
  • Knives, firearms (including replicas), explosives-including fireworks or any weapons
  • Pirate DVDs
  • Pornography
  • Baby car seats, prams and pushchairs
  • Any chemicals or inflammables
  • Duvets
  • Beds or Mattresses
  • Cots and cradles
  • Broken toys
  • VHS videos and cassette tapes
  • Printers, TVs and computers
  • Real Fur
  • Opened Cosmetics
  • Food or Drink
  • Household/Garden Waste
  • Medical equipment and medicines (your local pharmacy can dispose of these safely)
  • Sharps: darts, needles, scissors, swords and spears
  • Gas and Oil appliances
  • Items too large to store or display in our shops
  • Incomplete puzzles
  • Golf clubs
  • Broken bric-a-brac
  • Magazines

If you are unable to drop them off a collection may be arranged through a volunteer driver by calling your local shop. (Please note we DO NOT have a van and are unable to collect furniture items/house clearances)

You may also consider having one of our stock donation bins at your workplace, school or club.

Volunteering in our Shops

Our shops are staffed by a combination of paid staff and volunteers, so if you have a few hours to spare and would like to help out in a busy, friendly environment please ask in one of the shops.

The role involves receiving, sorting, presenting for sale and selling donated goods.

If you would like to volunteer for us please visit the volunteering section and download an application pack. Find out more

To find out more information contact the Retail Shops Manager Kylie Blair kblair@ageukhillingdon.org.uk 

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