Charity shops

WESC Foundation charity shop in Exeter. Two staff, one in a wheelchair, with lots of clothes on rails

About the WESC Foundation charity shops

Our charity shops in Exeter and East Devon operate as part of WESC Foundation’s social enterprise, with profits from trading being reinvested back into the charity. They help to support our work with children and young people with a visual impairment and other complex needs.

The charity shops also provide excellent opportunities for vocational and social interaction to the WESC Foundation community, as well as other disabled young people from around Devon.  The young people use regular work experience in our shops to learn valuable work-based skills as well as boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Our premises have even been renovated to create a user-friendly environment for visually-impaired shoppers and staff.

Our charity shops will be closed from 5th November 2020 until 2nd December 2020 due to the national COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential retail.

We will re-open on Thursday 3rd December 2020, and we look forward to welcoming back all our customers. We will also be able to accept donations in the shops and at our campus donation point (see below)

You can still shop online or make a donation to support our work with blind and partially sighted children and young adults.

Find your nearest shop

Our five shops are spread across Exeter and East Devon. Find your nearest shop.

A selection of products on sale can be seen on the WESC Foundation Charity Shops Facebook group.

Make a donation to one of our charity shops

Like all charity shops we’re always in need of goods to sell. We are currently appealing for good quality clothing, toys, ornaments, paintings, crockery and furniture.

If your garage or wardrobe is full to bursting point with unwanted items then please get in touch! We accept electrical items and furniture too, and can often arrange to collect bulky items from your home or workplace. Donations can also be accepted at our shops or at the donation point on our Exeter campus.

Donate pre-loved goods to our charity shops

Shop online with WESC Foundation’s eBay charity shop store

Our eBay centre is a physical building at our Exeter campus where we teach our young people how to trade online. Stock is sorted, catalogued and put online for sale. This provides a valuable way of getting to grips with e-commerce.

Browse items for sale in our eBay store
Sell your own goods on eBay and donate the profits to WESC Foundation