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Supporting an Older Person, One Donation at a Time: Age UK Wiltshire Charity Shop Needs Your Help!

Are you having a clear out? Help raise money to support older people in your community.

We are looking for clean, second-hand clothing and quality homeware to sell in our new charity shops.

What can you donate?



Good quality, clean;

  • men's clothes
  • women's clothes
  • kid's clothes
  • bags
  • shoes
  • jewellery
  • accessories

In good condition;

  • vases, ornaments and glassware
  • soft furnishings (if new)
  • small pieces of furniture
  • toys and games (in working order)
  • books

Unfortunately, there are some items we are not able to accept, including white goods, coat hangers, unboxed Christmas trees & decorations, etc. A full list of items can be found below. Please check this list before making your donation.

Why do clothes need to be cleaned before they are donated to one of our shops?

The main reason we cannot sell an item is if it is dirty or damaged, even a good quality item will not be suitable for sale if it is dirty. Few people are aware that many charity shops lack access to a washing machine, therefore cannot clean clothes before placing them for sale. Furthermore, our resources for repairing items are typically limited, unless the repair is straightforward and the item holds significant value for preservation.

This is why we request, clean and good quality items only, for donation - to ensure that items are suitabe for sale, and that nothing is wasted.

Items we are unable to accept at this time

  • Handmade clothing and items
  • Dirty or damaged clothes/shoes/accessories
  • Handknits
  • Bridal
  • Bedding, soft furnishing, cushions
  • Nursery items (cots, prams, pushchairs, high chairs)
  • Bath seats
  • Toilet seats, potties, commodes
  • Child car seats/booster seats
  • Prams and pushchairs
  • Ice skates, roller skates, skateboards
  • Buoyancy aids, life jackets, inflatables
  • Protective headgear
  • Bicycles (at our discretion)
  • Corner units
  • Furniture with no fire labels
  • Glass TV stands
  • Hi-Fi cabinets
  • Headboards
  • Mattresses
  • Roller/Venetian blinds (unless in original packaging with safety instructions)
  • Computer monitors
  • Desktop PCs
  • External hard drives
  • Laptops
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Kitchenware (including utensils, ceramic dishes and Tupperware)
  • White goods
  • Cookers, hobs
  • Electric blankets
  • Face saunas
  • Fans
  • Foot spas
  • Heated rollers
  • Hostess trollies
  • Light fittings
  • Massage tools
  • Modems
  • Personal grooming tools
  • Sky boxes
  • Steam mops
  • Sun beds or tanning equipment
  • Trouser presses
  • Cassettes
  • Pornography
  • VHS
  • Coat hangers
  • Gas, oil or petrol-fuelled appliances
  • Loose knives
  • Unsold car boot items
  • Un-boxed Christmas trees and decorations
  • Weapons, guns, ammunition
  • Canvas prints
  • Pictures, art (at our discretion)
  • Picture frames

Where can you take your donations?

We are building up our stock and would love to have your donations. You can drop off donations for our shops right now at one the locations below. If you cannot make it to one of our drop-off points, let us know and we will try and arrange collection.

  • Devizes

    Age UK Wiltshire Office
    The Woold Shed
    New Park Street
    SN10 1DY

    Monday to Friday
    9am to 4pm


  • Salisbury

    Age UK Wiltshire Charity Shop
    44 Catherine Street
    SP1 2DD

    Monday to Saturday
    10am to 4pm


  • Swindon

    Toothill Community Centre
    Dunwich Drive
    SN5 8DH

    9am to 2pm
    7 days a week


  • Marlborough

    34 High Street
    SN8 1LW

    Monday to Saturday, 9:30am - 4:30pm

    Closed on Sundays.


  • Bradford-on-Avon

    16 Station Approach

    Bradford on Avon


    BA15 1FQ

    Monday to Saturday

    9:30am - 4:00pm



  • Can't make it to us?

    If you can't reach one of our drop-off locations, we may be able to collect!

    Please get in touch with us to let us know where you live and we will let you know when we have a driver in your area.

    You can use our online form to request a pickup, or you can call us on 01722 444 837 and leave a message.

    Request a donation pickup online 

Want to volunteer in our charity shops?

If you are ready to volunteer with us then please complete our application form. This is how we first get to know you and understand what you want to get out of volunteering.