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, Crewkerne and Exmouth 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 look out for a bargain.  To increase the income from each donation, Brainwave can claim Gift Aid, if the person donating the products has paid the same amount or more in Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year and gives permission to claim it.  This equals an extra 25p per £1 received by Brainwave and makes an enormous difference to the Charity.


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 01460 53787 for further information.