Donate – Reuse – Help nature recover

Donate – Reuse – Help nature recover

We're open for business!

We are delighted to announce that our fabulous charity shops have re-opened in Belper and Bakewell. Our opening hours are currently only Mondays and Saturdays, 9.30am-4.00pm.

In order to support our come back to your local high street, we are collecting donations for our shops at our visitor centre in Matlock Bath, The Whistlestop. We will be hosting contactless donation slots every Thursday in order for you to drop off your beloved items with us as safely as possible.

Our slots will be between 10.00am and 4.00pm on a first come, first serve basis. To book a donation slot please email with your name, phone number, and estimated quantity of bags.

Email us

A member of our team will reply to your email to provide you with your time slot. Please be aware that we are operating on limited staffing capacity, so responses may be slower than usual.

Donation Guidelines:

Once you have received your timeslot from our team, you will be booked on to our system.

Please ensure all your items are appropriately cleaned before donating

All donations must be in a sealed box or bag ie. a black bin liner

Unfortunately, we currently cannot accept furniture, magazines, VHS tapes, tupperware, or large picture frames

However, we would absolutely love your ladieswear, menswear, books, graphic novels, vinyls, CDs, vintage video games, linens, bric-a-brac, jewellery, and electronics (eg. lamps, camera equipment, sound-systems)

How to donate:

Please follow the signs to the entrance of our Whistlestop café.

A member of our retail team will be on site to greet you and talk you through the donation process.

Gift Aid Instructions:

Did you know that we can raise an extra 25% from your donation to help fund our amazing work defending Derbyshire’s wildlife?

If you haven’t already signed up to be a Retail Gift Aid donor with us at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, please download the Gift Aid form below to complete before arrival at our site

Gift Aid Declaration Form

You can drop this completed form of with your donation.

Please can all new and existing gift aid donors please label their donations securely with their name prior to donation.

Whistlestop café address:

The Whistlestop Discovery Centre, Dale Road, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PT

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Blue tit, Sharon Dale via Flickr