The Stoke Charity Shop
Stoke Sub Hamdon
Monday and Tuesday 9am to 4.45pm,
Wednesday 9am to 1pm,
Thursday Friday and Saturday 9am to 4.45pm, excluding Bank Holidays.
The Stoke Charity Shop is run by volunteers. Half of the profits generated by the shop are given in the form of grants to local causes within the Hamdons and half are allocated to Stoke Sub Hamdon Sports and Recreation Trust for the upkeep of the Recreation ground and to provide new facilities. (Click here for the list of past grants.)
If you would like more information about receiving a grant for an organization that has sport, recreation or education at its heart, then please contact Jane Baker 825585 firstname.lastname@example.org for a grant application form or for more information.
Donations to Stoke Charity Shop
We greatly value the support we received from the local community by way of donations to the Charity shop. However, we can no longer accept textiles “rags” or other items that are not in a fit state to be sold i.e. soiled or broken. This is because it costs the shop to dispose of these items; which in turn reduces the funds available through the shop to support village projects. You can dispose of rags through the local weekly curb side recycling collection that will accept textiles in a bag and shoes in pairs.
For health and safety reasons, we cannot accept car seats, safety / sports helmets, sharp knives, skate boards and soft furnishings without a fire safety label attached, soft toys without a CE mark. For hygiene reasons we cannot accept underwear or bathing suits (unless new with labels still attached), socks, cosmetics (unless sealed), hair brushes (unless new). We also do not accept magazines, video and cassette tapes.
Your understanding in this matter is appreciated and will help shop volunteers to accept appropriate donations.
The majority of items that we are unable to sell in the shop, are sent for recycling.
We would like to thank everyone who supports the shop, all the volunteers including those who work behind the scenes covering such tasks as PAT testing, providing transport, maintenance, health and safety and accounts. In particular we would like to thank our contributors and customers.
If you would like to volunteer and are over 18 years of age then please pop into the shop for more information.