Colchester Cat Rescue Charity Shop

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - from MONDAY 15TH JUNE we are trying to open our shop for a few hours a day mid morning to mid afternoon, on a trial basis. We have hand sanitiser, disposable gloves, etc and will be social distancing.
17 Eld Lane, Colchester CO1 1LS Tel: 01206 576085

Open approx Monday to Friday 10 - 2pm, Saturdays 11- 3pm (closed on all Bank Holidays)- please ring the shop first if you are bringing donations in.
Facebook page: Colchester Cat Rescue Charity Shop


Please donate goods to help us raise funds. We take most items, except furniture or electrical items, in clean and saleable condition please:-  clothing and footwear, handbags and cases, curtains and bed linen (not pillows or duvets), jewellery, kitchenware, china and ornaments, unwanted gifts (cosmetics, toiletries, perfumes), toys and games, DVDs, books (not text books), watches and clocks etc etc. If you have a lot to donate, please phone the shop, we may be able to collect. Unfortunately we cannot use our loading bay in the Vineyard St car park at the moment, donations need to be brought into the shop please.

Monthly Standing Orders - Legacies - Gift Aid on Donations - Ways to donate

1) Please email or write to us at the Sanctuary if you can help by contributing a small amount each month via standing order and we will send you our standing order form.
2) If you have cats that you want to ensure are looked after when you are no longer able to, please ask your solicitor to include a legacy to us in your will. Please ensure that your family know that you would like us to look after your cat, so that we are informed - if you can help us with a small legacy we are very grateful.
3) If you are a taxpayer we can claim extra on any donation you make to us, at no cost to you, if you complete our Gift Aid form. Please request a form if you are a taxpayer.
4) You can post or drop in a cheque to us at either the Sanctuary or Charity Shop. Or you can phone us to make a donation by card payment over the phone. Or you can go online - we are on many of the donation platforms such as Virgin Money giving, Give As You Live etc.
5) We also have an Amazon Wish List if you want to buy our cats some cat food, toys, cat beds, scratching post - everything is gratefully received.