The Burnbake Trust is a registered charity, founded in the late sixties, based in Wilton. The Charity’s main function is to provide donated essential household goods, sometimes in emergency situations,to disadvantaged local people. These people are referred to us by Social Services, Age Concern, Women’s Refuge, SSAFA and other agencies. We have three shops, and a warehouse in Wilton,and operate a busy furniture collection and redistribution service locally.
We sell a variety of donated household goods from bric-a-brac, china, books, clothing, furniture and electrical items. In addition to donated goods we sell gifts, cards, plants and haberdashery. We have a team of over fifty volunteers who man the shops, help with the furniture, and help at our many jumble sales, market stalls, coffee morning’s etc. We are always pleased to hear from anyone with an hour or three to spare!!
We have a qualified electrician who checks and PAT tests our electrical items which we sell. Items range from cookers, fridges and washing machines to table lamps, toasters and kettles. Furniture and household goods provided by the charity to our referrals is free apart from an admin charge of £15; electrical items incur a small charge to cover the electrician’s costs.
The Burnbake Trust is totally self funding, and the majority of our funding is raised from the sale of donated goods at our shops and warehouse, or at our various events and stalls. Therefore any funding, donations or offers of help are always gratefully received. So if you are thinking of clearing out that wardrobe, or getting rid of the contents of your attic, then just bring your good quality clothes, shoes, jewellery, books, home furnishings and electricals along to our main shop at 29 North Street, Wilton, just 50 yards from the Market Square. Look out for the blue (squeaky) door! The Trust also runs a Prison Art Project, details about this can be found on the above link.