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News 31.08.20

Charity Shop Donations-how it will work in the future

Keeping you and our staff safe while donating goods

From Friday 18th September onwards we are very pleased to accept donation of items for sale in our charity shop on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (ONLY) 10am to 3.30pm. (Sorry but we are unable to accept any shop donations outside of these days and times).

We are very happy to accept donations of: small household items, ornaments, bric-a-brac, console games, DVD’s, CD’s and Blu Ray, Toys, games and puzzles, (soft toys must have a CE mark please), clean clothes- men’s, women’s and children’s, books, accessories, jewellery, bags, shoes, hats and scarves.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept donations of: electrical equipment, large items of household furniture, quilts, duvets, pillows, cushions, curtains and other linens, VHS videos, cassette tapes of free CD’s, clothes hangers, china dolls, car seats prams or other large baby equipment, cycle helmets, motor bike helmets, photo albums, underwear, sleepwear, swimwear or anything naughty!

Please note that it costs the charity vital funds to dispose of items that are unsuitable or in an unsaleable condition so please don’t include these. If you are unsure about donating any goods for our Shop please call our Charity Shop Team on: 01825 880475 to check if we need and can use your items.

Drop off will be to an allocated storage area in our Car park. There is no need to book an appointment arrive any time between 10am to 3.30pm on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Please note that there will be no access to the main Raystede site whilst donating items unless you have already booked to visit and hold a valid ticket for that day. If you need any further information please call our Customer Services Team on 01825 840252 or email us at: info@raystede.org

Thank you for supporting Raystede in this way and ensuring everyone stays safe.

Donations of Animal Food

From Friday 18th September on wards we are very pleased to accept donations of Animal Food on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (ONLY) 10am to 3.30pm. (Sorry but we are unable to accept animal food donations outside of these times). All donations of animal food should be new and unopened in their original packaging please.

Donations of Pet Goods

From Friday 18th September on wards we are also very pleased to accept donations of Pet Goods on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (ONLY) 10am to 3.30pm including dog and cat beds, dog and cat toys, dog coats, Knitted or crochet blankets, cat and small animal carriers, dog crates in good condition and clean proofed horse/pony turnout or stable rugs - any size. There are some Pet Goods that we cannot accept. These include Duvets, Sheets, Pillows, Cushions and other human bedding. Please do not include these items as it costs us vital funds to dispose of them. The only exceptions are smaller single bed blankets during the winter months but please call to check as we have limited blanket storage although throws and Pet blankets are always welcome. If you are unsure about donating any Pet Goods please call our Customer Services Team on: 01825 840252 to check if we need and can use your items.

Drop off will be to an allocated storage area in our Car park. There is no need to book an appointment arrive any time between 10am to 3.30pm on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Please note that there will be no access to the main Raystede site whilst donating items unless you have already booked to visit and hold a valid ticket for that day. If you need any further information please call our Customer Services Team on 01825 840252 or email us at: info@raystede.org

Thank you for supporting Raystede in this way and ensuring everyone stays safe.

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