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Welcome to Moray Fresh Start

CORONAVIRUS 2020 Store Closure

Our Store at Unit 10, Elgin Business Centre is only open for donations by prior arrangement because we have very limited storage space and everything has to be quarantined. If you would like to donate lightly-used goods, please email contact@morayfreshstart.org.uk or phone 01343 550566 and leave a message.

Note that we cannot take used electricals, furniture, duvets or pillows.

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 a new tenancy in Moray by providing a pack 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, if they are referred to us.

In order to be able to do this we arrange fundraising events but 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 -

£30 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.

If you would like to donate to our organisation, please contact us on the number provided.


Although we have many generous offers, we are unable to take used electrical items or large items of furniture eg beds, sofas, tables etc.

Should you wish to pass on any of these items, you may want to contact some of the following:-

British Heart Foundation (bhf.org.uk or 0808 250 0030)

Blythswood Care ( info@blythswood.org or 01349 830777)

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

Highland New Start 01463 71561

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

Our supplies are low on the following:

  • 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

Please contact us to make a donation.