Global Recycling Day is celebrated annually on 18th March. It is a recycling initiative that encourages us to look at our rubbish in a different light, for "one man's trash is another man's treasure". There are several ways in which you can recycle - one being donating your unwanted items to a charity shop.


Here at the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch, we are responsible for raising over 95% of our funds ourselves. To help with this, we operate three charity shops, located in Bawtry, Thorne, and Rossington. Your generosity in terms of item donations is what enables us to continue providing these services, and in turn continue raising the funds needed to care for vulnerable animals at our self-funded animal centre. We are also grateful to all our customers, as each purchase made at any of our charity shops helps to raise the funds needed to continue operating our animal centre on a daily basis. 


Our charity shops are our single biggest source of income for running our centre and we rely on a continual cycle of good quality donations to carry on our important animal care work. You can donate any unwanted items; clothing, unopened gift sets, toys, homeware; and we will promise to make good use of them.


By giving to a charity shop, you are giving others the opportunity to find beauty in your unwanted items, and are giving items a new lease of life. Charity shops are much more sustainable for the environment and provide an ethical way of disposing of items as opposed to them going to landfill. This reduction in landfill makes a positive difference to the UK's carbon footprint as it drastically reduces the amount of carbon emissions through reusing and recycling activities.


You can also support us with your unwanted items by selling on eBay. When listing your items, you can choose to 'donate a portion to charity' and then select us (RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch) as your chosen charity. You can choose what percentage of the sale you would like to donate to us.


To view our eBay, click here.

Alternatively, you can scan the QR code below.