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With your support our shops raise vital income that enables us to help over 14,000 local older people and their families every year

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COVID-19 update


Three shops will re-open on Monday 6th July

Our St Giles Street, Kingsthorpe and Kettering shops will re-open with social distancing measures in place on Monday 6th July.  The three shops will open 30 minutes later and close 30 minutes earlier than usual.  This will enable us to carry out extra cleaning and other precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our customers, staff and volunteers.  All other other shops are closed until further notice.

Special arrangements during the coronavirus pandemic

We warmly welcome your donations of good quality clothes, books, bric-a-brac and household items.  You will be able to drop off your items outside normal opening times:

  • St Giles Street, Northampton can accept donations 9am - 9:30am and 4 - 4.30pm.
  • Stamford Road, Kettering can accept donations 9am - 9.30am and 3.30 – 4pm.

This is to ensure donations are received when the shops are closed to the public and there are no customers on the premises.

  • Alexandra Terrace, Kingsthorpe can accept donations at any time during opening hours if they are dropped off at the back of the building. 

All donations will go into quarantine before they are handled and will be steam cleaned/sanitised before being sold.  Please talk to a member of our team at the shop so that they can let you know how to drop off your goods safely. 

Whilst our shops are closed please do not take donations to them and do not leave any bags or items outside the shops.  We are not able to accept donations at the Venton Centre in Northampton or our Billing Road offices at the moment.

Thank you for supporting our shops 

Our shops are a vital source of income to the charity and we are doing our best to re-open them.  Please remember that we have to follow government guidance on social distancing and put in place the necessary steps to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe when re-opening a shop.  A large proportion of our volunteers are over 70 or may be at high risk of coronavirus and have been advised to shield until the end of June or longer.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

Volunteering at our shops

Our shops are friendly places where volunteers sort donations, keep the shop floor tidy and serve customers. If you can spare a morning or an afternoon on a regular basis to volunteer in one of our shops we'd love to hear from you.  Please get in touch.

Visit our volunteering page

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Find out more

  • Brackley

    23 Market Place
    NN13 7AB

    Tel 01280 706404

    Temporarily closed

  • Burton Latimer

    14 Churchill Way
    Burton Latimer
    NN15 5RU

    Tel 01536 722542

    Temporarily closed

  • Far Cotton

    114 St Leonards Road
    NN4 8DW

    Tel 01604 877854

    Temporarily closed

  • Kettering

    62 Stamford Road
    NN16 8LL

    Tel 01536 310072

    Re-opening Monday 6th July
    Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm
    Saturday 9.30am - 2.30pm

  • Kingsthorpe

    14 Alexandra Terrace
    NN2 7SJ

    Tel 01604 714568

    Re-opens Monday 6th July
    Monday to Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm

  • Northampton

    18 St Giles Street
    NN1 1JA

    Tel 01604 636736

    Re-opens Monday 6th July
    Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4pm

  • Rothwell

    30 Bridge Street, Rothwell
    NN14 6JW

    Tel 01536 711555

    Temporarily closed

  • Thrapston

    38 High Street
    NN14 4JH

    Tel 01832 734843

    Temporarily closed