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Shops

Come and visit our shops located across Manchester! Funds raised through the community's donations help us to provide support, services and opportunities for local older people. Money raised right here in Manchester stays here in Manchester to improve later life for your friends, family and neighbours. Pop in to shop or donate items today!

Shop contact details

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Age UK Manchester - Chorlton Charity Shop

426 Wilbraham Road
Manchester
M21 0AS

Telephone
01615 235878

Opening hours
Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:45pm

Age UK Manchester - Gorton Charity Shop

Unit 1-2, Garratt Way
Manchester
M18 8HE

Telephone
01612 231362

Opening hours
Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:45pm

Age UK Manchester - Harpurhey Charity Shop

Unit 2
Burgess House, Church Lane
Manchester
M9 5UQ

Telephone
01612 043023

Opening hours
Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:45pm

Age UK Manchester - Withington Charity Shop

26 Copson Street
Manchester
M20 3HB

Telephone
01616 372337

Opening hours
Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:45pm

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Shop donations

What can I donate?

We accept a wide variety of items, including:

  • Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing
  • Accessories including handbags, shoes, belts, ties and jewellery
  • Quality homeware such as glassware, ornaments and kitchenware
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, games and Blu-ray discs
  • Good quality toys, jigsaws and games
  • Furniture (view our shops for further details, if donating furniture)

Unfortunately there are a few items that we can't accept, as we're unable to sell them in our shops. These include damaged, broken, incomplete or unsafe items, safety equipment, videotapes and cassettes, real fur, coat hangers and large household items such as duvets, pillows and bulky curtains.

If you'd like more information on what you can donate, please contact your nearest shop, call us on 0161 817 2356 or email enquiries@ageukmanchester.org.uk.

About large donations

Larger donations, such as items of furniture, can be collected by appointment; just telephone 0161 817 2356 or email enquiries@ageukmanchester.org.uk

We also accept electrical items. 

Nearly all the stock sold in the shop is donated, mostly by people filling up the special bags (available at our shops), or by just dropping donated items off during shop opening hours.

Not all items of furniture are suitable for resale because of Trading Standards rulings, our drivers are asked to check Fire Hazard labels before collection.

The following items require a fire label:

  • Sofas
  • Beds
  • Cushions
  • Loose covers and stretch covers
  • Nursery furniture – cots, high chairs etc
  • Garden furniture with soft coverings
  • Furniture in caravans

The following items do not require a Fire label:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Duvets and bedding
  • Curtains
  • Furniture made before 1950

Fire resistant label - Carelessness causes fire

Fire warning label - not match resistant

Fire resistant label - low hazard

Arrangements can also be made to deliver larger items to your home. A small charge will be made for this service. 

We do appreciate every item that is given to us, and very little is wasted. If there are any items that are not suitable for resale, they are not thrown away, but recycled wherever possible. 

Never feel that it is not worth giving items to us. Even the smallest items earn money to help older people in Manchester.

I would like to find out more about Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer we can make 25% more from your donations. The Gift Aid scheme allows charities to claim back tax paid on donations, which means we receive more for the items you donate, and it doesn't cost you a penny!

Please call into any of our shops for details.

Volunteering at our shops

Our shops rely on volunteers for sorting stock, creating interesting window displays, and helping customers. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please visit our volunteering page to see the charity shop role description and how to get in touch.

Visit our volunteering page