Rainbow charity shop HullThis is the first in a new series of my favourite charity shops and this month I’m putting the spotlight on Rainbow Charity Shop in Hull.

Rainbow Charity Shop

Rainbow Charity Shop raises money to support the service users of Winner, The Preston Road Women’s Centre, also known as Purple House.

Rainbow Charity Shop Hull

What’s the charity about?

Purple House offer women in Hull a huge range of services including specialist domestic violence support, training course, a nursery, safe and affordable housing, sexual health information, craft groups and complementary therapies. To keep running they rely entirely on donations.

Rainbow Charity Shop Hull

What I love about Rainbow Charity Shop…

When donations are received and sorted, services users are given first dibs so women in need and their children are able to pick out anything they could really use. This was great for me to hear as I had loads of baby and maternity things decluttered ready to go to someone who really needs it.

Rainbow Charity Shop Hull

After filling my boot up and taking a trip down to Preston Road, I was greeted by two lovely volunteers. They helped me unload my donations from my car in the car park. I loved that I was able to pull right up to the door to be able to unpack as so many charity shops are awkward to park near.

Rainbow Charity Shop Hull

How To Shop Or Donate…

Rainbow Charity Shop is open Mon-Fri 10am-3pm (volunteers permitting).

You can also donate at Winner, The Preston Road Women’s Centre. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (except Bank Holidays)

Or you can telephone the Centre on 01482 790310 for collection by one of their fabulous volunteers.

What To Donate:

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Handbags and accessories
  • Bedding and curtains
  • Books
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Prams
  • Wall art
  • “bric-a-brac”.

If you’re not sure about a donation, just call for a chat first.

If you want to learn more about Winner and the Rainbow Charity Shop, offer your time as a volunteer or interested in fundraising, check out their website for more details.