Charity Shops

In 2019, our charity shops and community fundraisers generated nearly £100,000 to support the lost, abandoned and unwanted pets in our care, from across the North East of England.

Support Our Shops

There are many ways companies, local community groups, schools, colleges, universities and individuals can help support our shops. From donating end of line stock, holding a collection event at work or community group, sorting out at home, and promoting our charity to your customers, colleagues, friends and neighbours. Our network of local charity shops are a great place to find your next bargain. And what’s more, our eBay Charity Shop offers UK-wide delivery, as well as Click & Collect options.

All of our charity shops are following the latest government guidelines, with limits on the number of people allowed in at any one time. We ask you please read the signage in the windows before entering and follow the instructions of our volunteers – this will help to ensure your experience is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Donations can be safely left at the rear entrances of our shops.

Our shops are run by volunteers.

Our Seaham shop is open 10:30am-3pm every Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, & Sat. Closed every Wed and Sun.

Our Blackhall shop is open 10am-3pm every Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri, 10am-2pm Wed, and 10am-1pm Sat. Closed Sun.

Opening times for our other charity shops may vary. Please visit their Facebook pages:

Stray Aid Chester-le-Street | Facebook

Stray Aid Hartlepool | Facebook

Stray Aid Stanley | Facebook

Find out more about volunteering in our charity shops.

For details of what we can and can’t accept at our charity shops, please see our Charity Shops Info’ Sheet (2022).

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to one of our charity shops, you can also buy some of our fantastic pre-loved goods through our eBay Charity Shop or our Vinted Store.

If you have any questions about donations or visiting one of our shops, please feel free to get in touch.

Seaham Charity Shop

Stray Aid Charity Shop, 26 Church Street, Seaham, SR7 7HQ

07955 239867

[email protected]

Blackhall Charity Shop

Stray Aid Charity Shop, 41-43 Middle Street, Blackhall, TS27 4EE

07935 990840

[email protected]

Chester Le Street Charity Shop

Stray Aid Charity Shop, 116 Front Street, Chester-Le-Street, DH3 3BA

0300 999 4247

[email protected]

Stanley Charity Shop

Stray Aid Charity Shop, 32 Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0HX

0300 999 4247

[email protected]

Hartlepool Charity Shop

Stray Aid Charity Shop, 168 York Road, Hartlepool TS26 9DT


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