Why donate?

Our shops are a valuable source of income for us, and rely on the support of our local community for donations of good quality items that we can sell.

What to donate

Our shops sell a wide variety of items, including:

  • Books
  • Cameras
  • CDs and Vinyl
  • Clothing
  • DVDs
  • Furniture (including dining sets, sofas, and bedroom furniture)
  • Ornaments
  • Tableware
  • Toys & Games
  • Wedding attire & gifts

If your items are of good quality, and are not on the list of items we cannot accept (see below) then please consider donating them in any of our shops. If you have larger items that might need collection, or you are unsure whether we can accept a particular item, please call 01376 331871.

Please note, we do accept mobile phones to be recycled.

What not to donate

We are grateful for your donation however we may sometimes be unable to collect the items you offer us. This may be because it does not comply with fire safety regulations, but also sometimes because it would be hard to sell. Farleigh has to bear the cost of disposing of any items we are unable to sell so we need to ensure that items are saleable before we accept them.  

Listed below are examples of items we do not accept. If you are unsure whether we would be able to take your item, please call 01376 331871.


Furniture items
  • Upholstered items without fire labels
  • Large items of dark wood furniture such as wall units and display cabinets
  • Dining tables without chairs
  • Divan beds without mattress.
  • Flat pack furniture that has been dismantled
  • Items that are torn, stained or damaged


Non-electrical goods
  • Ashtrays (except collectable)
  • Bicycles (mechanical, i.e. with pedals, brake, chain)
  • Car seats
  • Christmas trees (except fibre optic)
  • Cushion inserts without safety label
  • Cycle helmets
  • Exercise equipment (mechanical, i.e. running or cycling machines)
  • Food and drink
  • Hot water bottles
  • Knitting machines
  • Nightwear without fire safety label
  • Oil heaters and lamps
  • Pianos
  • Pillows & quilts (unless new in unopened sealed wrapper)
  • Pushchairs, cots, highchairs, baby walkers
  • Razors and sharp knives
  • Riding hats
  • Skateboards
  • Skates
  • Sleeping bags (unless with labels)
  • Soft toys (unless with CE label)
  • Tents
  • Toys filled with any liquid
  • Toys that are broken or incomplete, or have sharp edges
  • Water safety toys/equipment (i.e. any inflatable items), unless brand new and boxed
  • Wheat warmers (microwavable) without instructions


Electrical items
  • Any electrical goods without a tested label
  • Christmas tree lights (unless brand new and boxed)
  • Coffee percolators/makers (unless new and modern with instructions)
  • Computer equipment/printers
  • Deep fat fryers without instructions
  • DVD players
  • Electric blankets/footwarmers
  • Electric organs
  • Fax machines
  • Fires & heaters without on/off switch
  • Foot spas
  • Games consoles (unless collectable)
  • Hair straighteners without box/instructions
  • Heated rollers
  • Hi-fi units (unless with CD player & remote control)
  • Infrared lamps
  • Large radios
  • Large speakers
  • Microwaves
  • Radiant electric fires with exposed elements
  • Sewing machines
  • Sky/Freeview boxes
  • Strimmers without instructions
  • Sunlamps without instructions
  • Teasmaids (unless collectable)
  • Telephones that are electrically operated
  • Telephone answering machines (unless collectable)
  • Televisions
  • Toasters (unless new and unused)
  • Trouser presses
  • Typewriters (electric)
  • White goods: fridges, washing machines etc
  • Video recorders