Find out all about our two new shops in Sheffield, how to get involved, what makes them a little bit different and why buying second hand can make a huge difference
Not your average charity shops
Whether you’re looking for a bargain, an exciting place to volunteer, or if you’re keen to hear more about how our services can help you, then our shops will be right up your street! Click on the two shop links below to find out more about each shop.
For more information and updates about our Bradway Shop please click the pink link
Abbeydale Road Shop
For more information and updates about our Abbeydale Road Shop please click the pink link
Why we are opening charity shops
Our new shops are all part of our longterm strategy of bringing in additional sources of income to help fund our vital work to support older people in Sheffield.
Both shops sell a range of fashion, entertainment and bric-a-brac in a high quality setting, befitting the quality of services we provide in the city. They will also literally be a “shop front” into our services, with opportunities for visitors to find out about our free information and advice, as well as our non-profitmaking paid-for service.
Could you donate items to sell in our new shops?
Whether they’re unwanted gifts, that dress you only wore once, or your loved and cared-for nick-nacks, please bring them to us to recycle for someone else’s use. We can even claim gift aid on your donation if you are a UK tax payer! Please see table below for donations we can and cannot accept.
Would you like to be part of our friendly retail teams? Do you enjoy meeting and talking to different people everyday? Are you looking for a varied and practical volunteering role? If yes, then volunteering in one of our shops might be perfect for you! It's a role where you can apply and develop your retail and people skills, while raising crucial funds to support the aims of Age UK Sheffield. No experience necessary!
There are many activities that contribute to the success of our shops. Here are just some that you may be involved in...
• Operate the till and promote Gift Aid to donors
• Accept donations
• Prepare and price donations for sale
• Help create eye-catching window displays
• Contribute to a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for customers and volunteers.
To apply, simply visit our volunteering page and download the application form at the bottom of the page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed, then we'll get in touch with you! If you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*(There are three other Age UK shops in Sheffield. These are run by the national Age UK charity. This is a separate registered charity to Age UK Sheffield. Though we share branding, we are funded differently. The money raised by our two Age UK Sheffield charity shops directly funds our work supporting older people in Sheffield specifically, through our services such as our dementia wellbeing centre and our befriending services). Our shops help us raise money which, in turn, will mean we can do even more to support the 24,000 people aged 65 or over living in poverty in Sheffield. You can find out more about the services we fund and deliver by clicking here.