• Your Local Shop

    For smaller items

    You can take it to any of our shops listed below. Our Charity shops are distinctive with the purple signs – any other charity shop will not be able to accept the donations and get them to us
    Please mark all donations with a sign saying they are for refugees and they will be diverted to us.

    Find your local Age Concern Central Lancashire Shop

  • Furniture Collection

    For larger items

    Please contact Age Concern Central Lancashire on 01772 250773 or email us at collections@ageconcerncl.org.uk and we will arrange to collect the items from you and transfer it to the storage unit until required.

  • Your Donations

    Please also note that any surplus items or items not required by the refugees will be sold via the Age Concern Central Lancashire shops and proceeds will be retained by them to support people in the Local area. If you are not happy with this then please let us know so we can make alternative arrangements.

We are seeking the following donations

Kitchen Items

  • Cutlery Sets
  • Cooking utensils ie. Potato peeler, tin opener, cheese grater etc.
  • Mugs, Glasses and Cups
  • Chopping boards
  • Bowls and Plates
  • Pans and pots
  • Oven Trays and Oven dishes
  • Electric Kettle, Toaster, pressure cooker
  • bins, mops, brushes, cleaning equipment
  • tea towels

Living Room

  • Dining Table and Chairs
  •  3 seater sofa
  • Armchair
  • Book case
  • Coffee table / nest of tables
  • Net Curtains / Blinds / Curtains


  • Double bed, mattress,  headboard, Thich Double Blanket and Duvet cover
  • Single beds, mattress, single duvent and cover and sheets
  • Bunk beds, matress, duvets , covers and sheets
  • Pillows, Fitted Sheets, duvet covers
  • Wardobes
  • Chest of draws
  • Curtains and blinds

Additional Items

  • Lampshades
  • Hoover
  • Ironing Board
  • Towels
  • Mirrors
  • Coat hangers


We are not able to accept

  •  Microwaves
  •  Larger white goods
  •  Sofas and Armchairs, cushions, mattresses, headboards that don’t have fire labels attached
  •  Baby Car seats, Gas items, cot mattresses

Volunteers Needed to support the project

Apply via the form below selecting your local Age Concern Central Lancashire Shop or call us on 01772 250773  

Job Apply (Volunteer)

    Currently we are only able to accept volunteer applications to support our Retail shops. Please keep checking back in the future for other volunteer opportunities.

Thank you so much for your help and support with this project – it’s very much appreciated and will be welcomed by the Afghans who are joining our community.

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