Frequently Asked Questions

Rummage Rescuers is a registered CIC (Community Interest Company) ‘not for profit’ organisation.

But what happens if we do make a profit?

If at the end of the year, we do have a surplus, this will be used to help other local community ventures within the area.

What do the Rummage Rescuers community shops provide?

Our shops are a treasure trove of donated and new household items. They provide a hub for people, from all walks of life, to gain valuable work experience.

It may be that they simply want to get out of the house, just meet new people or volunteer in their retirement. The Rummage Rescuers teams pride themselves on offering help to those in need, largely free of charge via a wonderful network of volunteers. The entire team thoroughly enjoy the work they do.

Are you a charity?

We’re not a charity, but a Community Interest Company (or CIC). As a CIC, we don’t operate for profit.

Do you accept any donations?

Yes! Please click here for further information on the useful items we can accept as donations.

Who do Rummage Rescuers help?

Everyone who needs help with household items throughout the Blackburn and Darwen areas.
Rummage Rescuers shops and warehouses are community drop-off points for food, clothing and
white goods donations. Whether it’s households suffering flooding, families fleeing domestic violence, elderly leaving hospital in need of specialist equipment, homeless or individuals on the breadline – Rummage Rescuers are here to help.

Rummage Rescuers contribute to a variety of local projects, such as ‘Cold Cot’, ‘Race for Life.’ All fundraising activities are published within our Facebook community group.

Additionally, our volunteers are encouraged and supported in their steps to employment, should this
be applicable. They’re provided with training opportunities allowing them to obtain new skills.

Where can I find you?

You can find Rummage Rescuers at:

  • Rummage Rescuers Office – Unit 6 Harrison Street, Whalley Banks, BB2 1NR
  • Flower Station at Rummage Rescuers Shop, 54-58 North Gate, Blackburn, BB2 1JL
  • Mill Hill Community Shop, 34 New Wellington Street, Blackburn, BB2 4DY
  • Furniture Warehouse, Harrison Street, Blackburn, BB2 1NR
  • The Canterbury Street Project, 67 Canterbury Street, Blackburn, BB2 2HT

For maps of these shops, please click here.

Do Rummage Rescuers offer a delivery service?

We’re happy to deliver for a small charge, dependent on mileage.

Are Rummage Rescuers looking for volunteers?

Yes! We’re always in need of volunteers for various roles, for details of the opportunities available please contact us.
You can also email


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