We welcome the donation of items to help us raise money and there’s lots of things we find useful!

Charity Shops

Please note we don’t operate any charity shops so we cannot accept any items other than those listed below. If you have larger items you’d like to donate to us, The Bullock Fair Charity Shop in Harleston, Norfolk may be able to accept them. They then donate their takings to us, and a number of other local charities, and have raised over £750,000 for us since they began.

Clothing

We operate a number of clothing banks in partnership with The Salvation Army. As well as providing an opportunity to recycle old clothes, all money raised from the activity is split between the two charities. Our current banks are listed below but we’re always looking for more locations. If you think you might know of somewhere suitable (pubs, village halls and sports clubs are often perfect!) please contact holly.marshall@eaaa.org.uk. All sites must have regular passing traffic and be large enough to hold a bank (minimum 2202mm height x 1250mm width x 1000mm depth).

  • Bedfordshire

    Arlesey Town Football Club, Armadillo Stadium Hitchin Road, Arlesey SG15 6RS

    Dan Albone Car Park, Shorthead Street/Royal Oak Close, Biggleswade, SG18 0BQ

    Stewartby Village Hall, Stewartby Way, Bedford, MK43 9LX

    Totternhoe Memorial Hall, Castle Hill Road, Totternhoe, LU6 1QQ

  • Cambridgeshire

    The 3 Horseshoes Public House, Houghton, PE28 2BE

    Village Hall, 52 Church Street, Guilden Morden, SG8 0JD

    Village Hall, Cootes Lane, Fen Drayton, CB24 4SL

    Parish Council Car Park, Gransden Road, Caxton, Cambridge, CB23 3PL

  • Norfolk

    Garboldisham Recreation Ground, c/o Hesselyn, The Street, Garboldisham, IP22 2QN

    Saracens Head, 75 Mount Street, Diss, IP22 4QQ

  • Suffolk

    Clopton Village Hall, Manor Road, Clopton, IP13 6QN

    Low Road Car Park, Kelsale IP17 2NU

World UK Trading Ltd have previously supported us with the collection of clothing bags. However, while they may still operate in your area, we no longer work with them so please make sure to double check the charity on the front of the bag. If it has our name on it, it is an old bag so please do not use it.

Coins

Your unwanted foreign currency can make a huge difference to us.

Our fundraisers work with an organisation called Cash4Coins to collect unwanted foreign currency.  If you have ever come home from holiday with some loose change, and don’t want it to end up in the back of the drawer, you can donate it to us!

You may see our special foreign coin collection boxes around the region including in local banks, but you can also contact one of our fundraising teams to discuss donating any unwanted foreign currency. We always need new sites for our boxes too – contact your local fundraising office for more information.

Raffle Prizes

We welcome the donation of raffle prizes as we can use them at our events to raise money. We will only be able to accept items that are new and in their original packaging. We also accept sealed drink bottles (soft drinks, wine, beer, spirits etc) to use in our bottle tombolas. If you’d like to donate an item for our raffle, please contact your local fundraising office to arrange delivery.

Stamps

We would love to have your used stamps! These must be sent to our head office: East Anglian Air Ambulance, Hangar E, Gambling Close, Norwich, NR6 6EG. It is important that you put the right amount of postage on your parcel if you are sending stamps to us, otherwise the package gets delayed at the Post Office and we have to pay a fine. Please include your contact details so we can say thank you.

Recyclable items

We soon hope to be able to accept used printer cartridges and mobile phones so please keep referring back to this page for more information.