The Workaid Shop

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What we sell

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The Workaid Shop is a “charity shop with a difference”, specialising in tools and hardware, gardening equipment, lawn mowers, electrical items, craft materials, patterns, wools and yarns, fabrics and general haberdashery, sewing and knitting machines. 

Stock changes every week, depending on what’s surplus to requirement for our projects or more valuable to sell.

If you are looking for something specific, please give us a call and we’ll let you know what we have.

Our Opening Hours

Our Workaid Shop is located next to the Workaid workshop in Chesham, HP5 2AA. You can call us on 01494 775220 or email

Our opening hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Please note these times are different from the workshops and office.


Buy a Virtual Gift online from Workaid to simplify all your gift purchases.  It’s as easy as ABC for Anniversaries, Birthdays and Christmas!

Choose your ‘virtual’ gifts below, fill in the details, pay safely online and gift cards will be sent to you for giving to your family or friends, as requested.

Your purchase ensures that we can carry on supporting vital projects and changing lives for the better.
Read more in our Virtual Gifts Leaflet.

Give a gift and change a life!

“It is not like giving food. If you give food you take away their dignity. If you give people a tool you give them dignity, personality and pride.”

HE Mrs Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United States

“It has been my ambition since I was a child to pursue a course in Electrical Installation and I am now training at Ebusiralo Polytechnic.”

Sammy, aged 18

“My life has really changed completely and now I can look after myself and my child. With sewing machines WORKAID has brought us another skill.”

Beatrice, Zambia

“The tools and equipment you donated to our Electrical Department enabled our practical work to be efficient and will be very beneficial to our future life.”


You can be sure your gift will MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE to someone’s life.