Thank you for thinking of making a donation

We are grateful for donations of any size, but to give you an idea of how your donation could be put to use:

  • £5 could pay for items like a basic set of toiletries for a resident to use on arrival
  • £10 could provide a care pack for residents with babies – items such as nappies and formula
  • £20 could help us pay for clothing and school unifor.
  • £30 could help us pay for a counselling session for either a residential or outreach client

Do you wish to donate online?

It’s easy, via our Virgin Money Giving page  click HERE

If you would like to donate by cheque (payable to Colchester & Tendring Women’s Refuge) please send it to

Colchester and Tendring Women’s Refuge Ltd

PO Box 40



If you wish to donate cash, please contact us on 01206 867120 

Sometimes, the best donations are not about money

We would be very pleased to accept the following donations at  35 East Street (For Women), Colchester:

  • Disposable nappies (all sizes)
  • Baby wipes
  • New baby clothes
  • New/nearly new children’s clothes (boys and girls, aged 2o to 14 years)
  • New ladies’ underwear and socks
  • New ladies’ leggings/jogging bottoms
  • New ladies’ flip flops and slippers
  • Unopened toiletries (not sanitary), especially deodorants and shower gels
  • Unopened make-up
  • New bedding – single and double quilts, covers and fitted sheets
  • New towels and tea towels
  • Cutlery (new or nearly new)
  • Travel cots (excellent condition only)
  • New or nearly new toys and books in excellent condition
  • Tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits (unopened)

Due to storage restrictions, we are not able to accept the following:

Car seats, outdoor toys, large toys, used bedding, curtains, electrical equipment (unless by prior arrangement).


  • Accreditaion, Awards and Membership Logos
  • Accreditaion, Awards and Membership Logos