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New Collection Service Launched at Age UK Staffordshire’s Charity Shops

Published on 01 January 2023 12:00 AM

‘It’s easier than ever to donate’, says charity, following the launch of their new collection service.

Local Charity Age UK Staffordshire, supporting local older people across Staffordshire to love later life, have announced their new charity shop collection service.

With two shops in Longton (59 The Strand) and Stone (53 High Street), the charity hopes to reach out to more local people than ever before to encourage donations of unwanted goods.

The collection service has launched and is available now. Anyone wishing to donate goods via the collection service will need to contact the shop closest to them, either by phone or email. A date and time for the collection will be arranged.

The Longton Shop can be contacted on 01782 598373 or by email, while the Stone Shop can be contacted on 01785 811498 or by email

Items accepted at both of Age UK Staffordshire’s charity shops in Longton and Stone include hats, bags, gloves, scarves, shoes, ladies clothing and men’s clothing.

Donations of small electrical items in good working order are accepted, though the charity regrets that they cannot accept large electrical items such as fridges, freezers, washing machines or other large appliances. It is preferred that contact is made with the charity to check suitability of electrical donations.

Carl Bennett, Chief Executive Officer at Age UK Staffordshire, said:

‘Every penny of the proceeds from our charity shop helps us to support older people to make more of life and contribute towards a thriving local community.

‘With our new collection service, it’s easier than ever to donate and support what we do.

‘The generosity of those who donate goods to our shops makes a big difference, helping us in our mission to enable older people to love later life.

‘We’d like to say a big thank you to those who continue to support our work by donating and buying from our charity shops’.

Why donate to charity shops?

With the cost-of-living crisis, people may increasingly turn to charity shops. They provide an easy way of donating whilst also providing your local community with a low-cost way of buying goods such as clothing, accessories and household items.

For those having a big clear-out, donating to charity shops is an easy, ethical and sustainable way to make some space and get rid of unwanted goods. By recycling and re-purposing old clothing through Age UK Staffordshire’s charity shops, you can reduce the impact on our climate and local landfill.

Donating to Age UK Staffordshire’s charity shops will turn your unwanted hats, clothes and other goods into much-needed charity funds, helping them to continue their work supporting local older people.