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Come for a browse in our Kingsthorpe shop

Our lovely new shop in Kingsthorpe sells clothes, books, bric-a-brac, toys and other household items.  We urgently need volunteers in this shop.

14 Alexandra Terrace

Tel 01604 714568


Monday to Saturday: 9.30am - 3.30pm

Re-opening Monday 12th April

  • Please remember, wearing a face covering is mandatory (unless exempt) when visiting all our shops
  • opening hours are subject to change when we may be closed due to the lack of available volunteers.

Special arrangements during the coronavirus pandemic

We warmly welcome your donations of good quality clothes, books, bric-a-brac and household items. Due to the coronavirus pandemic our shops are currently required to quarantine donations before they process them.

Please call ahead to confirm whether our shop will be able to accept your donations and have space to store them. This enables us to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe whilst making the most of your generous donations. You will be able to drop off your items outside normal opening times.

  • Alexandra Terrace, Kingsthorpe can accept donations 10am - 3pm if they are dropped off at the back of the building, but please telephone the shop first on 01604 714568.
  • Stamford Road, Kettering can accept donations 9am - 9.30am and 3.30pm – 4pm.
  • St Giles Street, Northampton can accept donations 9am - 9:30am and 4pm - 4.30pm.
  • High Street, Thrapston can accept donations Monday to Friday 9am - 9:30am and 3.30pm - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 9.30am and 2.30pm - 3pm.
  • Bridge Street, Rothwell can accept donations Monday to Friday 9am - 9:30am and 3.30pm - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 9.30am and 2.30pm - 3pm.
  • Churchill Way, Burton Latimer can accept donations by appointment only. Please call 01536 722542 to make an appointment. Donations will only be accepted via this method and at the back door.
  • Market Place, Brackley can accept donations Tuesday to Friday 9am - 9:30am and 3.30pm - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 9.30am and 2.30pm - 3pm.

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 at the moment.

We would encourage customers to ring their preferred shop before turning up with donations because we will not be able accept donations if the quarantine area is full.

  • We are not able to return donors' bags and boxes for hygiene reasons.
  • All shops have hand sanitising stations, masks are available for a donation of 50p.
  • Shops have to limit the number of customers they allowed in and one-way systems are in place.
  • We are following all guidelines for social distancing and quarantine handling for donations.

Virtually all of our stock is donated so we never know what will come in from one day to the next.  It is always worth coming to browse in person.  As a customer of our shop you are helping reduce waste and encourage re-cycling, as well as enabling us to provide free support such as our Information & Advice Service.

Come and visit us!

Shop with confidence - we're following government guidelines

Please follow the one-way system

We have introduced a one-way system

Would you like to volunteer?

If you can spare a morning or an afternoon a week, on a regular basis, we'd love to hear from you.  We need volunteers to help sort clothes and donations of books, toys and bric-a-brac and to serve customers and help us raise vital funds.  Call our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01604 611200 to find out more. 

Volunteer at our shop

Can you spare a morning or an afternoon on a regular basis to help us in our lovely new shop?

Further information