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Welcome to Moray Fresh Start

New opening hours July 2021

As from Monday 19 July 2021 the Store will be open to receive donations of household items between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The store will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but closed Thursdays. No need to make an appointment.

Please do not bring donations to us if you or a member of your family is unwell or you are within the recommended period of isolation. Thank you for your support.

The Committee

Helping Our Homeless

It is difficult moving from homelessness into a new tenancy. There are lots of things to buy at a time when money won’t stretch. Friends and family usually play a vital role helping out with basic essentials. But what if you don't have friends and family close by to rely on? Many tenancies fail in the early stages because people simply can’t buy the basic essentials that help turn a house into a home.

We support people who have been homeless and are moving into their new tenancies in Moray by providing packs of basic household items that help make a new beginning.

We also support other people in times of need, such as coming home from hospital or other emergency situation, but only if they are referred to us by a Support Worker or similar.

As well as goods, cash donations are also most welcome. Any donation, no matter how small, enables us to buy new items we need to replenish stock.

For example -

£25 buys a set of small electrical items e.g. Kettle, Toaster and Iron

£150 funds a full starter pack

Cleaning materials and items such as toilet and kitchen rolls are also gratefully accepted.


Although we have many generous offers, we are unable to take any used electrical items or furniture e.g. beds, sofas, tables etc.

Some items can be donated to other charities; you may want to contact the following:-

British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk / Book a collection

British Red Cross 01542 839201

Blythswood Care info@blythswood.org or 01542 839700

Moray Waste Busters moraywastebusters.org 2 Waterford Way, Forres 01309 676056

Highland New Start 01463 715615

Sites, on Facebook, such as Moray Buy, Swap, Sell or Moray Cheapcycle may also be of use.


We can accept pre-booked donations and would be grateful for offers of any of the following lightly-used items:

  • Hand towels
  • Bath towels
  • Bath mats
  • Pedestal mats
  • Glass tumblers
  • Small casserole dishes
  • Saucepans
  • Frying pans
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Double sheets and duvet covers
  • Girls duvet covers
  • Pillow cases