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Opening Times:

9:00am - 4:45pm Monday - Saturday

Age Concern
Garratt Way
Gorton M18 8HE

Tel: 0161 223 1362

John and Martin with their team of dedicated volunteers run our Gorton Shop on Garratt Way just by Gorton Indoor Market at the Wellington Road traffic lights.

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.

Age UK Manchester