Donation of Goods

View the current Covid-19 update to see when our retail shops will be open and accepting donations.


View the current Covid-19 shop update


Brainwave currently has retail shops across the South West stocking a wide range of quality second-hand goods including clothing, bric-a-brac, toys, media, and books. Our larger stores, such as Dawlish and Crewkerne also offer a range of furniture.

As we only sell donated, pre-loved goods, our shops rely upon the generosity of our donors to keep fully stocked and are always grateful for any saleable stock.*

If you are not local to one of our shops in the South West, you could post your donations using our FREE clicksit service.


Find out more about posting your items for free


Gift Aid your Donations

Our loyal and dedicated teams of staff and volunteers ensure the income from all donations are maximised by sorting, preparing, pricing, and merchandising the goods to a high standard, all whilst serving a steady stream of both new and regular customers on the lookout for a bargain. 

You can help to increase the income of your donation by giving Brainwave permission to claim Gift Aid. Gift Aid increases the value of your donation by 25p for every £1 received and makes an enormous difference to the Charity.  To find out if your donation is eligible and to read our Gift Aid Agreement and download our Gift Aid Donor Form please click here.

Get Involved

Brainwave shops are an integral part of the local communities providing valuable recycling and volunteering opportunities alongside a social hub with information regarding Brainwave as well as local activities and events.

If you would like to help our shops raise vital funds for Brainwave by either donating stock or volunteering, please contact your nearest shop. 

Alternatively, why not come along and take a look? New stock is displayed daily and our teams enjoy making new friends!


View the current Covid-19 shop update


*Please note, due to Trading and Health and Safety regulations we are unable to accept donations of some items. If you are unsure if your donation complies, please contact either your local store or our Retail Centre on 01278 429089 for further information.