Phased Post-Lockdown Plan for HARP Charity Shops & Donation Collections

June 18, 2020

We are staggering the opening of our charity shops in order to make sure we can do so in a way that is safe for all volunteers, staff and customers. We now have an initial plan for easing out of lockdown.  

We are taking a shop-by-shop approach to ensure that we have the chance to prepare each individual shop and make it "Covid Secure" before opening. 

The Plan So Far

Here is a summary of the initial opening dates for HARP's charity shops:


Wednesday 1st July


  • Home Donation Collections: People can book covid-secure, socially distant, furniture and non-furniture donation collections online from Wednesday 1st July. Collections commence Monday 13th July. Book your collection online here.


Monday 13th July


  • London Road Furniture Shop will open by appointment only from Monday 13th July. Book an appointment here.

  • Eastwood Road North will open as a contact free 'Donation Station' on Monday 13th July for covid-secure donations only.

  • Collections of furniture and non-furniture items commence (can be booked in from 1st July)


Monday 27th July


  • The Southend High Street shop opens on Monday 27th July.


Monday 10th August


  • Our Hamlet Court Road shop will open on Monday 10th August.


Monday 24th August


  • The London Road Furniture Shop will reopen to walk-ins from Monday 24th August.


Opening dates for our other charity shops will be confirmed at a later date. 


Do You Want To Donate Items? 


If you want to donate items to HARP's charity shops, there are some things you can do first which will help us to save time and money on sorting items and waste disposal. Download the guidance as a PDF here.



You can find full addresses for all our charity shops here


Thank you so much for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to HARP soon.

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