100% of the profits from the sale of donated items goes to help us be there for more patients going through the toughest times.
What can I donate?
We particularly appreciate these types of donations:
- Good quality furniture and homewares
- Ladies, men’s and children’s clothing & accessories
- Books & DVDs
- Toys, jigsaws & games
- Vintage and retro items
Some of our smaller shops are unable to store large or bulky donations. If you have a number of bags or boxes or a large item to donate, please do give the shop a call first to make sure they have enough space to accommodate your donation.
Don’t forget to Gift Aid if you can & boost the value of your donation by 25% – ask in the shop for a Gift Aid form or download a form below.
Join our Retail Gift Aid scheme
Retail Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities to reclaim 25% from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on the sale of the donated goods, increasing the value of your donations at no extra cost to you.
For example, if you donate a bag of items to us which are sold for £25, these would actually be worth £31 to us – at no extra cost to you – if you sign up to Gift Aid.
If you are a UK taxpayer you can sign up to our Retail Gift Aid scheme simply by downloading and completing the Retail Gift Aid declaration form below and taking it into your nearest shop. Or register in-store by completing a declaration when you drop off your donation.
Are there any items you cannot accept?
While we are grateful to anyone thinking of donating to us, there are some things we can’t accept because we won’t be able to sell them.
This might be because it would not be ethical or safe, or because it will cost the charity to dispose of them.
- Sofas and upholstered armchairs without fire labels
- Damaged, ripped, stained or broken items
- Duvets and pillows
- Children’s car seats and high chairs
- Plastic coat hangers
- Prams, pushchairs or cots/cot mattresses
If in doubt, please ask your local shop before donating.
Any old clothes?
We can also raise money by recycling clothing and textiles that may be torn or damaged and cannot be resold.
If you have
- Old clothing (including underwear)
- Books, DVDs or CDs
- Household items eg curtains, bedding
….all you need to do is sort the items into separate bags and label them RAGS and then drop them off at your local shop.
Last year alone, textile recycling through our shops raised over £65,000!