A Little About Rummage Rescuers
Established in 2015, the first shop addressed local needs within the bustling and thriving community of Mill Hill.
Thanks to the kindness of generous donors & funding there are further stores in Blackburn Town centre and two warehouses.
Rummage Rescuers also reach the wider Blackburn with Darwen communities with van 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 Blackburn town centre store is a treasure trove of new & preloved items.
The warehouses take calls about collections & deliveries.
All shops & warehouses are open to the public for shoppers to browse and buy. Find all locations and maps on our contact us page.
Shop, donate or volunteer with us
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. Homeless people, domestic violence victims, and many more are referred for support. Cash donations are used to provide homeware and clothing freely.
If you’re in need, please visit our Harrison Street warehouse to ask for goods via Pound Pending.
We would like to say a massive thank you to all the kind donators.
Fundraising & Business Support.
Rummage Rescuers 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, regular donators, as well as local businesses.
We are very grateful for the National Lottery Community Fund for providing funding to help hundreds of people over the years.
Thank you! 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!
Projects during the Pandemic
Reducing the Cost of PPE.
We received a £10,000 grant from the Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside (CFLM) to purchase PPE and redistribute to charities, non-profit organisations & volunteer services. Everyone needs the ability to work safely.