Please note that our retail shops are currently not able to take donations as they are temporarily closed due to the Government restrictions on non-essential retail. We hope to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so and will welcome good-quality donations then.

Donation of Goods

Brainwave currently has many charity 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 traditional charity shops, selling only donated goods, our shops rely upon the generosity of our donors to keep fully stocked and are always grateful for any saleable stock.*

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.

Gift Aid your Donations

Our loyal and dedicated teams of Shop 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 please click here.

Get Involved

If you would like to help our shops raise vital funds for the Charity by either donating stock or volunteering, please contact your nearest shop, details of which can be found here.  Alternatively, why not come along and take a look?  New stock is displayed daily and our teams enjoy making new friends!

*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.