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Welcome to Moray Fresh Start

Opening times 2022

We've extended our opening hours for accepting donations of goods to go into the Starter Packs. Donations can now be made:
weekdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
AND Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
No need to pre-book donations.

The Store is open for collections of Starter Packs as before - weekdays only.

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


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 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

We cannot take furniture (no room), anything electrical, duvets and pillows, curtains, nor anything alcohol-related.