We Buy Charity
Shops’ Unsold
And Non-Saleable
Donations.

Vintage Cash Cow for Charities is an innovative, free service, specially designed to help charities of all sizes turn their unsold and non-saleable shops’ donations into cash.

“£355 paid for our unsold donations is fantastic.”

Gaynor, YMCA

“Easy and reliable. I wouldn’t change anything about the service.”

Samantha, Dove House Hospice

“We send all sorts of items, from silver plate to cameras. And they always pay good prices.”

Mike, Springhill Hospice

Why Use Our Free Service?

It’s easy to use…and free

Free collection from your shop

Fast payment for your donations

Increase income and reduce waste

Free charity resources

Dedicated customer support

Items We Accept

Take a look at all the types of items we accept.

Gold, Silver & Costume Jewellery

Brass, Pewter & Silver Plate

Film Cameras & Accessories

Watches & Small Clocks

Pre Decimal & Foreign Currency

And much more…

Meet The Team

Our dedicated team’s sole purpose is to help you make the most of working with us. With a wide range of experience from the 3rd sector and commercial, you can be assured that you’re in good hands.

Garry Wilkinson
Head of Charity Partnerships

Garry’s role is to meet with charity representatives to share the Vintage Cash Cow for Charities service and secure mutually beneficial partnerships, helping them raise more income for their cause.

E. garry.w@vintagecashcow.co.uk
M. 07494 093945

Fiona Hill
Charity Relationship Manager

Fiona role is to build and maintain relationships with charities, to increase understanding and use of the service, supporting charities to earn more income for their cause.

E. fiona.h@vintagecashcow.co.uk
M. 07494 771908

Catherine White
Senior Charity Advisor

Catherine’s role is ensuring that Shop Managers and Heads of Retail understand and get the best out of our service, by supporting and guiding charity staff to get the best value from their boxes.

E. catherine.w@vintagecashcow.co.uk

Luke Mcnicol
Charity Advisor

Luke’s job role is ensuring all charity staff feel supported and the process runs smoothly, by managing all incoming charity calls and booking box collections.

E. luke.m@vintagecashcow.co.uk

Catherine White
Senior Charity Advisor

Catherine’s role is ensuring that Shop Managers and Heads of Retail understand and get the best out of our service, by supporting and guiding charity staff to get the best value from their boxes.

E. catherine.w@vintagecashcow.co.uk

Luke Mcnicol
Charity Advisor

Luke’s job role is ensuring all charity staff feel supported and the process runs smoothly, by managing all incoming charity calls and booking box collections.

E. luke.m@vintagecashcow.co.uk

Garry Wilkinson
Head of Charity Partnerships

Garry’s role is to meet with charity representatives to share the Vintage Cash Cow for Charities service and secure mutually beneficial partnerships, helping them raise more income for their cause.

E. garry.w@vintagecashcow.co.uk
M. 07494 093945

Fiona Hill
Charity Relationship Manager

Fiona role is to build and maintain relationships with charities, to increase understanding and use of the service, supporting charities to earn more income for their cause.

E. fiona.h@vintagecashcow.co.uk
M. 07494 771908

Contact Us

To find out more, or to get started, fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch.

I agree to the Privacy Policy(Required)

Your Free Welcome Pack…

To make it easy for you to get started, we’ll send you a charity welcome pack. Included is a range of resources to help you get the most out of the service, including:

  • Your welcome letter, including your Vintage Cash Cow – ID number.
  • Your Charity Brochure, including lots of information about the service and the items we buy/don’t buy.
  • Three A3 posters for the sorting room of your shop.
  • A set of flashcards to help when sorting through donations.
  • Several stickers for you to identify your Vintage Cash Cow for Charities box whilst you are collecting your items

Our Metal Price Promise

We pay a minimum of £1 per kilo for brass, pewter, copper and silver plate. Guaranteed!

FAQS

Do I need labels on the box?

No, once you have booked your free collection with us Parcel Force will bring their own tracked labels

Do you supply the boxes?

Please use your own old box. Like you, recycling and reducing landfill is important to us and reusing a box will help. Any donation box will work. It doesn’t have to look pretty but must be sturdy enough to safely contain the weight.

What’s the maximum weight I can send in?

For best financial results we recommend filling your box between 20 and 30 kg – 30 kg is the maximum weight we can receive per box.

Can I send more than one box at a time?

Yes, you can and each box can weigh up to a maximum of 30kg. To maximise income, we recommend you fill each box with at least 20kg.

How do you send the funds?

We can pay by cheque or BACS – you choose which.

How long does the process take?

Once collected, the box can take between 24/48 hours for us to receive. We will email you to confirm we have received the box and aim to call you with an offer within 3 – 5 working days of this date.

Do you take broken items?

Yes, we take your non-precious metals, watches, clocks, cameras and jewellery in any condition. We are not here to replace your shop but compliment the avenues you already have. Our service means you can still earn money on items that are unsaleable.

How do we know we can trust you?

We work with ANY ‘Good Cause’ no matter how small or large. We also are happy to work with individuals who wish to raise funds for a nominated charity or non-profit organisation. Our service is completely free for you to use, you will receive a clear offer for your items (which of course you can refuse if you are not happy with it) and you are sent your funds immediately upon accepting your offer.

What do you do with the items, once you receive them? 

We re-sell, recycle, repair or repurpose all of the items we buy from you, using a network of commercial partners, depending on the type and quality of the items you send to us. We always try to get the best price for the items received, so that we can make the most for you and so you use us time and again.

Will I make as much from you as I could from selling in my shop?

Our shop is not designed to replace your shop. The way to maximise the value of your donations will always be to sell them in your shop. However, our service is there for the items that don’t sell or are unsaleable. It ensures you will still earn income for these items, rather than throwing them away.

How often can I send in boxes?

We have no limit on box frequency. On average a charity shop will send us a box every 6 weeks. However, if you fill a box more frequently, just give us a call and we will collect it.

How can I maximise the value of my box? 

We realise that the contents of each box will depend mainly on what you have donated and what fails to sell in your shop. However, if you aim for a weight of 20 kilos + per box and be sure to include only items we buy, particularly costume jewellery, film cameras and accessories, this will help to maximise the offer we can make. Also, a little gold or silver can make a significant difference to the value of a box, so be sure to keep an eye out for any broken pieces of jewellery made from precious metal. 

I have some more questions. How do I get answers? 

We recognise we cannot answer every question here. That’s why our dedicated Charity Team is available to answer your questions and help you make the most of the service. Call us on 0800 022 1200.

Call Garry on 07494 093945
(9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri)
or email garry.w@vintagecashcow.co.uk

Excellent
Trustpilot 4.7 out of 5 based on 7,306 reviews