Raystede is closed to general visitors for essential maintenance work on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 September.
We are very much open for animals and rehoming appointments will still go ahead as planned. For any urgent enquiries, please phone us on 01825 840252 or email us at info@raystede.org. Thank you.
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Donate goods

We can accept donated goods at both our Sanctuary charity shop situated at Raystede in Ringmer, and also our charity shop in Lewes town centre.

We are pleased to accept your donations of good quality, clean saleable items at both our Sanctuary charity shop situated at Raystede in Ringmer, and also our charity shop in Lewes town centre.

Before you donate, please see below the full list of items we do and don't accept:

From Monday 25th April, we will be delighted to accept your donated goods every day between 10am – 3pm.

On arrival at Raystede, please park in the main car park, bring your bags and boxes, make your way to our charity shop just behind the café, and ask to speak to someone at the shop till.

Please note we are not able to assist- make sure your bags and boxes are not overloaded so you can carry them safely! Please don't just drop off your donated goods without speaking to one of our shop staff or volunteers.

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.

Donations can be dropped off any day to our Lewes charity shop during the shop opening hours. The shop is open 7 days a week: Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Please drive into the car park and you can find a loading bay round the back of the shop by the big blue shutters. You can enter the car park to drop off donated goods for up to 10 minutes only. Please keep this in mind or you may be fined.

If you wish to donate furniture or larger goods, please contact the shop in the first instance. Telephone 01273 076740

Donations can be dropped off any day to our Lewes charity shop during the shop opening hours. The shop is open 7 days a week: Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Please drive into the car park and you can find a loading bay round the back of the shop by the big blue shutters. You can enter the car park to drop off donated goods for up to 10 minutes only. Please keep this in mind or you may be fined.

If you wish to donate furniture or larger goods, please contact the shop in the first instance. Telephone 01273 076740

Your donated goods help Raystede's animals

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 shops 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 rehome more animals in need.

We rely on your support to save animal's lives.

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