Welcome to our charity shop

Our charity shop in Ilfracombe, Devon sells a range of preloved clothing, children's toys and games, books and more. All profit from our charity shop helps people who lead challenging and complex lives in the Ilfracombe community.

Your preloved and vintage clothes, toys and games, books and other items could be just what someone else is looking for. At the same time, your donations of stock for our shop will raise vital funds to support children, young people and adults with mental health conditions, learning disability, physical disabilities, life-threatening or life-shortening illnesses and life-changing conditions. And if we can’t sell your items for any reason, we can often earn money from them through textile recycling.

You can drop your items off at our shop or if you are in Ilfracombe, we can collect them from you. Just let us know by calling 01271 865285 or emailing shop@adventuretherapy.org.uk

Our shop is located in the Artisan street of Fore Street, which winds its way down to the Harbour - 7 The Candar, Fore Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9DS.

What to donate

Men's, women's and children's clothing, toys and games, bric-a-brac, DVDs and bluray's, books, records and CDs.

There are certain items that all charity shops are unable to accept and in addition, some which are dependent on the charity, its cause and the type of shops it operates. To find out what we are unable to accept in our charity shop please click here.

You can also boost your donations by 25% through Gift Aid.  It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up and it costs you nothing! If you are not already registered for Gift Aid with Adventure Therapy please ask for a form when you drop off your items or download and complete our Retail Gift Aid Declaration, before bringing your items to the shop.

Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a scheme run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that means charities like Adventure Therapy can reclaim the tax on your donations at no extra cost to you.

This means all your donations will be worth 25% more than they sell for. So if your donations sell for £10.00, we will actually receive £12.50.

Who can Gift Aid

  • You must be a current UK taxpayer, but this is not limited to tax on earnings.
  • You also qualify if you pay tax on a pension, savings, property sales or rental income. Council Tax and VAT will not qualify as income tax.
  • You only need to have paid as much in tax as Adventure Therapy will reclaim on your donations.
  • Make sure you're happy with our retail Gift Aid terms and conditions.

How do I Gift Aid my donations

Complete a Gift Aid form when you drop your first items off to our shop or download our Retail Gift Aid Declaration at home, print it out, fill in your details and bring to the shop when you visit.

We will never share your details with third parties.

How much value has Gift Aid added to my donations? 

When your donations have sold we’ll write to you (usually by email so please ensure we have your email address) to let you know how much they have raised.