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About Demelza Hempstead Valley

Situated within Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre in Gillingham, our charity shop is packed with pre-loved bargains galore. Join us in-store to browse our fantastic selection of quality clothing, accessories and books, plus our 'new goods' home and gifts range.

Volunteers needed in our Hempstead Valley charity shop  

We are currently looking for volunteers to help in our Hempstead Valley charity shop, particularly during evenings and weekends. To find out more about volunteering please get in touch with our Voluntary Services Department by emailing volunteering@demelza.org.uk.

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Contact Information

Unit 29, 18 Hempstead Valley Dr, Hempstead, Gillingham ME7 3PD 

01634 567700


Opening times

Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pm

Sat: 9am - 7pm

Sun: 10am - 4pm

Bank Holidays: 10am-5pm


Hempstead Valley is wheelchair friendly, with wider parking bays reserved for blue badge holders. Free parking available.

Donations can be bought in via the front entrance of the shop.


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Donating Goods

Ensure you can drop off your preloved donations to us!

For furniture queries, you can email us at furniture@demelza.org.uk

What you can donate

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  • Clean, quality clothing
  • Shoes, boots, accessories and jewellery
  • Designer and vintage brands
  • Soft furnishings and linen
  • Books, records, CDs and DVDs
  • Consoles, tech and gaming
  • Complete toys and puzzles
  • Homeware, collectables and ornaments
  • Electrical appliances
  • Wedding dresses and accessories

What you can't donate

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  • Furniture
  • Torn or damaged furniture items
  • Coathangers
  • Children/baby hygiene and feeding equipment
  • Safety equipment: Helmets, car seats, etc
  • CRT TVs, or those without remotes
  • Toasters, gas cookers and electric showers
  • Chopping boards, kitchen knives & food prep/hygiene products
  • Broken toys and toys without a CE label/mark
  • Hair brushes and accessories
  • Duvets, pillows and sleeping bags
  • Fur, ivory and taxidermy

Looking for more information on how to donate to your local charity shop?

Take a look at our comprehensive guide to donating, including FAQs and furniture donations and collection, below.

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