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Sending containers to refugees

Care UK collects and distributes practical items and medical aid to people in need. End of line, unwanted or excess stock items are sorted, packed and loaded onto 40 ft containers at our Northwich Depot, leaving for the refugees in Syria, Greece, or the Greek Islands.

Helping people who have almost nothing

Care UK also assists refugees who have settled in the UK and local people referred by Social Services or other charities. These people often have almost nothing available to them to set up home or conduct their lives. Dedicated teams of hard working volunteers are ready and willing to unpack, repack and sort everything that is donated to meet the needs of the end users.

Recycling unwanted stock

Are you a manufacturer or stockist of any of the items on our most wanted list? Do you have stocks that are nearly out of date, or no longer current? Could you donate them to us? You would be fulfilling your corporate social responsibility in terms of recycling, and clearing space in your storage facilities all at the same time.

You can make a difference

More importantly, you will be helping people in need, families with children trying to survive in horrendous conditions both here in the UK and overseas.

Most urgently needed items

These are our most urgent needs this month. If you can donate any sort of practical or essential items, hygiene product, or medical items that we have not listed PLEASE let us know as we probably need them too. This is just the most urgent list. Please help make a difference to people's lives.

Baby Items

  • Baby Milk
  • Baby Wipes
  • Nappies
  • Pushchairs

Cleaning Products

  • All purpose cleaner
  • Clothes detergent
  • Dishwashing liquid

Clothing

  • Newborn baby clothes
  • Socks (new)
  • T Shirts
  • Underwear

Food

  • Beans (Tinned)
  • Bulgar
  • Couscous
  • Long-life Milk
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Spices
  • Sugar
  • Tea
  • Tomatoes (Tinned)
  • Tuna (Tinned)
  • Vegetable Oil

Footwear

  • Flip Flops
  • Summer Crocs
  • Trainers

Pharma

  • Lice lotion
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Paracetamol
  • Sun block

Toiletries

  • Body Moisturisers
  • Conditioner
  • Disposable razors
  • Hairbrushes
  • Incontinence pads
  • Nappies
  • Roll-on deodorant
  • Sanitary towels
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Soap

Other

  • Carpet pieces (new)

Located in the North West of England

Care UK was set up in Cheshire, you will find our main donation and sorting station in Northwich, although we are expanding and now have additional sorting stations in Manchester and North Wales. We welcome volunteers from across the region.

Donation Stations

Our main donation station and sorting centre is located at 40 Chester Way, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5JA Other sorting centres are located in Chorlton, Manchester and Buckley, North Wales.

Retail Outlets

Our retail outlets are at Unit 17/18 Cockhedge Shopping Park, Warrington WA1 2QQ and 40 Chester Way, Northwich CW9 5JA

Volunteer Sessions

For opening times and volunteer sessions see the Care UK Facebook page