As a charity, our success is dependent on the public’s support. If you could spare some time to help us raise our profile, raise funds or could volunteer with us, please browse the links below which explain more about how you could get involved to help local older people love later life.

If you are a business or organisation which would like to offer us your corporate support, please see Our Sponsors and Partners page.


We have a small fundraising team which works to raise funds to support our essential services for older people across Leicester Shire & Rutland. We run a number of activities and events and also raise funds through recycling, sponsored walks, raffles, the Age UK lottery and the Big Knit.

Please visit our Fundraising page to see our current fundraising initiatives. If you’d like to get involved with fundraising on behalf of Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, please contact us at

We support good fundraising practice and are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. The principles we commit to as a registrant are contained in the Fundraising Promise

If you have a complaint about our fundraising, our fundraising complaints procedure outlines how you can contact us and how we will handle your complaint.

Visit our shops

Our shops are crucial to the work of the organisation, generating much needed income that is used to support the type of services for older people that are not regarded as a priority by the statutory sectors.

We have 24 shops across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland which sell good quality items from clothing, accessories and shoes, to books, CDs, DVDs and furniture. Several shops specialise in specific items – such as books or furniture – and others have specialist departments including our Bridal Salon in Lutterworth and our Vintage & Retro items in Wigston. Some shops also have a coffee shop to give you a break from your retail therapy.

The shops operate to a very high standard. Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland recognises that to be competitive all shops must look as good as any other retail unit on the High Street. Many volunteers work in the shops and all receive appropriate training.

Find your local Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland shop

Donate your pre-loved items to one of our shops

Gift Aid your donation

Arrange a furniture collection or house clearance

Volunteer with us

If you could spare some time to help us to deliver our essential services or support our office functions, we’d love to hear from you. For more information please click here.