Parts of the sanctuary, lakes area and aviaries will be closed to the public until further notice
The Government introduced an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) across the whole UK at 5pm on Wednesday 3 November. We do NOT have this virus at Raystede but we are required to put in place a range of measures to protect our birds. We are still open and welcome visitors to the rest of the site – please book your ticket. Our animal rehoming services remain unaffected and will continue as normal; our bird rehoming service will be limited
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Donate goods

We are delighted to accept your donated goods every week on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 2pm.

Raystede Charity shop is taking donated goods again

From Monday 20th September, we will be delighted to accept your donated goods every week on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 2pm.

We ask please that you park in the main car park and bring your bags and boxes to us directly to the charity shop. Please note we are not able to assist, so please ensure bags and boxes are not overloaded so you can carry them safely!

Right now, we need children’s toys, men’s clothes and men’s shoes but all donations are welcome – please check all items are clean, sellable and in good condition. See below for the full list of what we do and don’t accept.

If you wish to visit Raystede please remember you do need to book a ticket but if you are just dropping of donations, please let the welcome team know when you arrive, and they will direct you to the Shop.

Please do not bring donated goods outside of these hours, we can only accept them Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 2pm.

Your donated goods help Raystede's animals

How to donate your goods

On arrival at Raystede please make your way to our charity shop just behind the cafe and ask to speak to someone at the shop till. Please don't just drop off your donated goods without speaking to one of our shop staff or volunteers.

Gift Aid - make your donation worth even more!

If you are a UK taxpayer you can boost the value of your donated goods by 25% at no extra cost to you. Simply ask to sign the Gift Aid Declaration in our charity shop and leave the rest to us.

Please note that it costs the charity to dispose of items that are unsuitable or in an unsaleable condition.

Your kind donation helps us to rescue and care for more animals in need.

We rely on your support to save animal's lives & do the work we do.

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