Charity Collection Exemptions

The following charities or their third party fundraisers have advised us that they collect in our borough. They do not need a licence because they hold a National Exemption Order issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for collections either carried out by themselves or on their behalf by a commercial fundraising company. This list covers House to House Collections of cash, direct debits and clothing collections as indicated. The full list of exempted charities is available on this page via the link.

  • Action for Children (Clothes Aid)
  • ADRA UK (cash collections)
  • Asthma UK (Recycling Clothes Company Limited)
  • Against Breast Cancer (Recycling Clothes Company Limited)
  • Age UK (cash and clothing collections)
  • Air Ambulance Service (RAMs Collections Limited)
  • Barnardo's (cash collections)
  • Christian Aid (cash collections)
  • Childrens Air Ambulance (Clothes Aid)
  • NSPCC (Clothes Aid)
  • Make a Wish Foundation (Clothes Aid)
  • National Kidney Federation (Recycle Proline)
  • Royal Air Forces Association (cash collections)
  • Royal British Legion (cash collections)
  • Save the Children (cash collections)
  • Scope (cash collections)
  • Shelter (cash collections)
  • The Fire Fighters Charity (Your Donation)
  • The RSPCA (Appco Uk - direct debit collections)
  • The Salvation Army
  • Tree of Hope (SOS Clothes Ltd)
  • Troop Aid

The following charities make appeals for donations to their charity shops but most do not carry out clothing collections (Age Uk does but it has a National Exemption Order), so they do not need a licence:

The following charities have charity shops taking donations in Runnymede (we believe this list to be correct as at September 2019):

  • Addlestone - Age Uk, Oxfam, Princess Alice Hospice, Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Salvation Army
  • Chertsey -  Barnardo's, Children's Trust
  • Egham - Age Uk, British Heart Foundation, Blue Cross, Oxfam, Princess Alice Hospice, Sam Beare Hospice, Sue Ryder
  • Virginia Water - Age UK, Sam Beare Hospice.

Runnymede Borough Council also collects textiles from households. These should be placed in a clear plastic bag by your bin on collection day. Details can be found on our textiles recycling page.

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