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"It's like Aladdin's cave!"

Age UK Medway have been operating a charity shop in the heart of Gillingham on Skinner Street for over 20 years.

There's a reason our customers describe the shop as "Aladdin's Cave", and, as Shop Manager Jo says: "once you're inside, we've got you!" because it really is impossible to leave without a treasure of some sort. All proceeds go towards Age UK Medway, which provides vital services to the older community of Medway and aims to help them Love Later Life.

Important Notice: Service Update

In these unusual times, we have had to adapt many of our services in a range of ways to ensure we meet the Government’s social distancing requirements. 

Our charity shop's current opening hours are 10am-3pm, Tuesdays and Fridays with the below restrictions in place:

  • Maximum of 2 customers in at any one time
  • Customers should wait on the displayed markings outside until they can enter
  • The hand gel provided must be used on arrival
  • All customers must wear face coverings, unless they are exempt for medical purposes
  • The changing room and the upstairs shopfloor will remain closed
  • Contactless payment is preferable, where possible.

Until such time that we are able to open our door to customers full-time again, we will also be trading online through eBay. The best items will be hand-picked by our Shop Manager and made available for everyone to see on the Age UK Medway eBay shop, so click here to add it to your bookmarks, and stay up to date with our items for sale… make sure you don’t miss out on any bargains!

Want to see live updates about new stock in our shop? Follow our shop's Facebook page.



Despite our shop remaining closed we are continuing to trade online through eBay, and so your donations are still really important to us and very much appreciated.

If you have items you wish to donate to help us raise funds for the services Age UK Medway provides to local older people, you can bring them to the shop in Skinner Street at the following times;

Monday & Friday
9.30am – 2.30pm

Thank you as always to our regular donors and visitors for your continued support.

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Please note: We do not own nor operate the Age UK Charity Shop in Chatham High Street. For any enquiries regarding the Chatham shop, please contact them directly on 01634 817802 or see more information on Age UK's website here.


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