Want to shop and support Helen & Douglas House? Call into one of our shops, buy Virtual Gifts and lots more on-line, visit us on eBay, or have a look at our Amazon shop.
Visit our shops! Our second hand shops are full of quality clothes, books, CDs, homeware and more donated by our supporters and sorted and displayed by our team of fantastic volunteers.
We're on eBay and if you are an eBay seller you can donate a percentage of your sale proceeds to us.
We have an Amazon shop too!
Help us! Do you have just a little spare time? Our lovely, bright, modern shops always need Volunteers like you to help out.
Join our team! Are you interested in working part time for Helen & Douglas House as a Shop Manager, or Assistant Manager? Click here for more information.
Donate goods to Helen & Douglas House shops! One sack of donated good quality second hand clothing will raise about £40 for Helen & Douglas House, which will allow us to provide 2 hours of bereavement support for a family after their child has died. Find your nearest shop.
Having a clear out? Remember we always need good quality used goods; particularly clothes, CDs and books. You can also donate furniture - including sofas and upholstered chairs (which must comply with Flammability Regulations) - wardrobes, tables, chairs, book cases and coffee tables etc. Sorry, we cannot accept white goods.
Bicycles - we accept donations of bicycles, and offer a collection service for them. We perform safety tests on each bicycle before they are sold.
We offer a collection service - call our Warehouse: on 01865 796772, or drop unwanted goods into your nearest Helen & Douglas House shop. Find your nearest shop.
Gift Aid donated goods! If you a UK tax payer please fill out a Gift Aid declaration form when you donate goods to us. Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows registered charities in the UK to claim tax back from the Inland Revenue. If you fill in a declaration form we can claim back 28p for every £1 your donation generates. It is very simple to do and does not cost you anything, but makes a huge difference to us as a charity.
Help the environment. Like many charity shops, ours are recycling hubs for your community. We sort donated goods into stock that we can sell and those that we can't are sold on for reprocessing. This often provides quality garments for people in Africa and other developing countries, who cannot afford new clothes.
We can also repair small broken electrical items to quality assured standards. By doing this we dispose of unwanted items that would otherwise end up in landfill sites, at additional cost to the Local Authorities.
It is estimated that the charity shop sector re-uses or recycles well over 250,000 tonnes of textiles each year, representing 30% of the total volume of textiles being recycled in the UK*.
* Association of Charity Shops