A Little About Us
Established in 2015, the first shop addressed local needs within the bustling and thriving community of Mill Hill.
Thanks to generous donations & funding there are further stores in Blackburn Town centre and two warehouses. Rummage Rescuers now reach the wider Blackburn with Darwen communities with deliveries.
Rummage Rescuers help many people in crisis. People on a tight budget can find what they need. Volunteers can gain on the job training and experience.
The flagship Blackburn town centre store is a treasure trove of new & preloved clothes, gifts, toys,
books, pots, pans, bric-a-brac and more – all at low prices.
The warehouses take calls daily about collections & deliveries. Both warehouses are open to the public for shoppers to browse and buy. Organisations who help people in need make enquiries and receive essential items.
The Harrison Street warehouse specialises in larger bulk items of donated furniture. The Canterbury Street warehouse is well stocked with discount clothing, shoes, accessories, school uniforms, school shoes, bedding, pillows, sleeping bags, toiletries, toys and nursery goods.
Customers are welcome at all our shops & warehouses. Find all locations and maps on our contact us page.
Throughout the pandemic, the teams have worked tirelessly. Many local organisations together offer support. People affected financially in crisis access cooking equipment, toiletries, school uniforms, warm clothes, bedding and more. Here is the HelpHub link for more information.
Our volunteers are encouraged and supported in their steps to employment through further training opportunities, allowing them to obtain new skillsets.
How do we help?
Pounds pending is a community support scheme that is aimed to help those in a crisis situation, for instance, homeless people, domestic violence victims and many others. The public is able to donate money which can be used to provide essential items to those in need.
We can provide the following items from our shops to those in crisis:
If you’re in need, please visit one of our community shops and ask for goods via Pound Pending. We would like to say a massive thank you to all the kind donators that keep this amazing scheme going and help other members of the community that are in need.
Fundraising & Business Support.
We want to help as many people as we can. We regularly run fundraising campaigns & events to raise money for good causes and projects that will benefit our community. The majority of our funding comes from our amazing customers and regular donators, however, we also work with local businesses within Blackburn & Darwen, receiving generous cash and item donations to help our cause. We are very grateful for the National Lottery who have funded several of our projects, allowing us to help hundreds of people over the years.
We would like to thank all supporters of the Rummage Rescuers cause – your time, donations and money really do go a long way!
Giving Items a Second Chance.
We are a nation of throwing away. Millions of reusable clothes, shoes & household items are sent to landfill every year. At Rummage Rescuers, we want to help combat this issue by giving all our items of stock a second chance, passing them on to somebody who can have further use.
Our community shops, warehouse and online shop are full of items waiting to be rescued. Check them out!
Our Recent Projects
Reducing the Cost of PPE to those who need it.
We received a £10,000 grant from CFLM to purchase PPE and redistribute to charities, non-profit organisations & volunteer services. We recognised the need for PPE within the third & volunteer sector and worked to ensure that everyone has the ability to work safely.
If you need PPE, contact us on email@example.com