The Charlie Cookson Foundation

The Charlie Cookson Foundation Shop is our newest outlet with its opening in April 2017.

Based in South Shields Town Centre, we sell all of your very kindly donated pre-loved items in order to raise continuous vital funds for the parents of seriously ill children with life limiting conditions.

This foundation helps families of children who are seriously ill and without your donations this wouldn’t be possible. All items sold are donations given to the foundation to sell and help boost these funds.

We are grateful to receive donations of any items that can be sold either in one of our two shop’s, online from our Charlie Cookson Foundation selling pages or down at the market stall and table top sales. We welcome any donations of your pre-loved items .

If you have any items you wish to donate you can do so by dropping them into us at The Charlie Cookson Foundation Shop, 18 Denmark Centre, Fowler Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2LR or otherwise contacting our selling page to arrange a collection if needed for any larger items etc.

Make your donation go even further with GIFT AID and it wont cost you a penny…                    

Just simply download our GIFT AID DECLARATION FORM, fill it in and pass to us at CCF when donating your pre-loved items. This way we can claim Gift Aid from all the items you have kindly donated and raise even more vital funds for families of terminally ill children.

So far we have managed to raise an additional £5000+ through completed Gift Aid forms which enabled us to support a further two CCF Families. Every donation you make to the Charlie Cookson Foundation – whatever its value – could be worth more at no extra cost to you just by choosing to Gift Aid it.

How does Gift Aid work?

It’s simple. Gift Aid is a government initiative that allows donations given to charity to be tax-effective. As soon as you give your permission by completing a Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim the tax back on your donation. This means that a £10 donation will be worth £12.50 and for every £50 gift, we will actually receive £62.50.

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

If you are a UK tax payer, yes. Even if you are not employed, you are still eligible if you are paying tax on any of the following:

  • Personal or occupational pension
  • Stocks and shares
  • Bank and building society savings accounts
  • Rental income
  • Overseas and UK investment dividends

I’m a pensioner: do I pay tax?

You may pay tax on a private pension plan or on a savings account. You may also pay capital gains tax on the sale of property or shares.

Am I committing myself to give regularly?

Not at all, completing a Gift Aid declaration does not commit you to any future donations, but any you may give will be covered by the declaration.