Planning a clear out? We love your unwanted stuff! Donate your unwanted items to us at Age UK West Cumbria and help us to provide services for older people throughout Allerdale and Copeland.
Age UK West Cumbria has 7 retail outlets at various locations, stocked with unique items from vintage clothing to beautiful china and glassware. Our van service can deliver items of furniture purchased in our shops to your home, the service can also arrange for the collection of large bulky items which you wish to donate. Booking of this service can be done through the Chambers Warehouse in Workington.
We are very grateful for any donations or purchases you make in our stores. All money raised stays in the area and helps support the work of Age UK West Cumbria in your community.
What can I donate?
It’s simple to support Age UK West Cumbria by donating your unwanted goods at one of our seven shops. We can accept all kinds of items:
- Good quality clothing
- Vintage or retro items
- Wedding dresses
- Men’s and women’s shoes, trainers and slippers
- Books, magazines and comics
- CDs, DVDs, computer games
- Homewares, kitchenware, linen and curtains
- Crafts, hobbies and wool
- Jewellery, handbags, rucksacks and belts
- Furniture, lamps and electricals
- Mobile phones
- Jigsaws, board games and toys
We can even accept your old ripped/stained clothing for recycling.
How can I donate items?
You can drop off items at your local shop during working hours - our staff and volunteers will be pleased to receive your donations (please don’t leave them outside if the shop is closed).
If you would like to donate any items of furniture or have a large number of bags or boxes to donate, please contact us on: 01900 844675 to arrange a collection.
Don’t just donate it- Gift Aid it!
If you are a UK taxpayer making a donation to one of our shops, ask our staff about gift aid to increase its value by 25%. It has no cost implications and will not affect your tax code. We reclaim the tax from HM Revenue and Customs.
Who is eligible to sign up for Gift Aid?
If you are a UK taxpayer and have paid an annual amount of income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount of tax being reclaimed by the Charity, you can apply to be a Gift Aid donor.
How do I apply?
All you need to do is to complete a Gift Aid Donor Declaration form when you bring your unwanted goods into the shop. You will receive a unique donor ID number.
Once your stock has been sold you will receive a letter informing you of the amount raised through the sale of your donation. With your consent we will be able to reclaim the tax from HM Revenue and Customs.
Tel: 08443 843 843