Age UK charity shops
Charity shops supporting people in later life
There are currently 400+ Age UK charity shops throughout the UK, offering a wide and ever-changing range of goods at very reasonable prices. Each shop provides a gateway to the whole charity and they are recycling centres too – the shops accept donations from members of the public of clothing, shoes, accessories, books, CDs, DVDs and homeware. These items are then sold on to be loved again by somebody else with profits going to the good work Age UK does helping older people to enjoy later life.
Age UK shops also sell brand new products including gifts, thermals, homeware and food – no Age UK shop is the same. In 2013, Age UK added Pennies to the tills in its charity shops, to give their loyal customers an extra opportunity to give a little when they pay by card. Those collective micro-donations are just another way to support Age UK’s crucial work.