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Arthritis Research UK charity shops


Arthritis Research UK has, as of 28th November 2017, closed all of it's charity shops. We do appreciate that many people have enjoyed visiting our shops over the years, and this was not a decision we have taken lightly. As a charity we have limited resources, and we have a duty to ensure that we are investing in activities that deliver a strong return on investment. Our decision to close the retail outlets was based on a thorough review that looked at a number of factors, including income, cost and the changing nature of retail.

However, the charity will continue with an online retail presence, where our supporters can purchase a number of goods. We will also continue to fundraise in lots of other ways so that we can deliver our charitable activities and help the people that need us most.  

Thank you to all of our retail teams and volunteers for all of their hard work, and thank you also to all the people who have donated to and bought items from our shops over the years. If would like to find out other ways to support us, you can find more details here. Our commitment to investing in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support to help the 10 million people who are living with arthritis in the UK is as strong as ever, and we continue to value your support.

If you have any further questions about the closure of shops or other opportunities to volunteer, please contact our supporter care team on 0300 790 0400 or email


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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.