01452 422971 31 Spa Road Gloucester GL1 1UY UK

Shopping list

Our list of things we currently need/would like. You can use the Donate options to donate to pay towards them, or contact us if there is a service you can help us with:

Last updated August 2017


  • NEW Boxes of tissues – useful for mopping up tears (of joy and sorrow)
  • NEW Drawstring tote bags – like the old dap bags from school for ‘interest’ bags, e.g. all the bug hunting equipment, bubbles, maths things.
  • NEW 36″+ flat screen TV with built in Freeview
  • NEW Office desk
  • NEW Filing Cabinet
  • NEW Tall, sturdy bookcases
  • Slide for the garden  – our diddy Little Tikes one is proving a bit small, so something like this 7ft one would be great
  • New Toys suitable for small babies, especially Wooden toys
  • Socket set for our DIY handyman Gary to help maintain our old building
  • A new door entry system with camera
  • Good quality kitchen equipment – knives, saucepans for induction hob etc


Things we always need:

  • New Books and Toys  e.g. Mr Potato Head and friends, Wooden play food, magnets, classic children’s books, board books, toddler stories
  • New Ethnic dolls suitable for children under five
  • Tea towels …because you can never have too many!
  • Baby wipes, nappy sacks and nappies are always useful
  • Kids wrapping paper/birthday cards for boys and girls, up to age 4.
  • Christmas wrapping paper/gift cards/large gift bags (30cm ish) for children and adults


Some bigger jobs we’d like help with include:

  • Help to clear our gutters
  • Moving the plumbing of our hot water supply in the staff room so we don’t need to use the expensive water heater.
  • (Purchase and) Installation of a combi boiler so we can get rid of the hot water cylinder, and reduce our energy bills
  • Assistance with the soil pipe in our downstairs toilet and re-running of the cold water supply
  • Hire of a Rug Doctor or similar carpet steamer and cleaning of our carpets (weekend or Monday afternoon when we are closed)
  • Purchase and installation of solar panels to help reduce our energy consumption and energy bills.


Thank you for your help in acquiring:

  • Craft supplies e.g. sequins, foam shapes, pipe cleaners, pom poms, glitter, collage items, paper and card of various types and colours
  • Individual cooker hob for nursery 
  • Water bottles for Nursery
  • Christmas 2016 – Toys, craft supplies, wrapping paper, and more – thank you all
  • Colour laser printer, Craft supplies, Cushions for our book corner, Toys suitable for small babies , Tea towels, Baby wipes, nappy sacks and nappies, Kids wrapping paper/birthday cards, and kitchen equipment (thanks to the NCS team 5 from Young Gloucestershire Summer 2016)
  • A washing machine for our laundry room  (donation from Gloucestershire Masonic Charity Action)
  • A tumble dryer for our laundry room (donation from Gloucestershire Masonic Charity Action)
  • Tall fridge for the nursery and one for the kitchen – (grant from The Freemasons Fund)
  • An industrial upright Freezer for our kitchen (grant from The Summerfield Charitable Trust)


Xmas tree