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The Workaid Shop

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What we sell

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.

All the proceeds are used to support our work to provide sustainable, vocational support to enable disadvantaged people in East Africa and the UK to learn skills and change their lives.

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 – Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.



Each year WORKAID assists over 9000 disadvantaged people. Since 1986 we have been supplying refurbished tools and equipment to vocational training projects and self-help groups in the UK and East Africa. Giving people skills enables them to become selfsupporting. They can earn a living, buy food and send their children to school. Through this the cycle of poverty is broken.

All the equipment we supply is donated to us by the public. Collected from all over the country by volunteers, it is brought back to our workshop in Chesham, to be refurbished by a team of dedicated volunteers. Any items which are surplus or unsuitable for sending overseas can be sold in the WORKAID SHOP to help fund our work.

“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 Installati on and I am now training at Ebusiralo Polytechnic.”

Sammy, aged 18

“My life has really changed completely and now I can look aft er 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.