Our shops rely on quality donated items to keep their shelves stocked. From furniture to clothes, to children’s toys & games – if you have unwanted quality items, rest assured that they will be gratefully received.

When considering donating to a Farleigh Hospice charity shop, please ask yourself the following crucial question – ‘Is the quality of this item good enough that someone else would want to buy it?” If the honest answer is no, then rather than making money for Farleigh Hospice, your item could actually cost us money in disposal.

If you feel that you have an item(s) that would raise funds for Farleigh Hospice, you can take them to any one of our shops. Or, if you have larger items that might need collection or if you are unsure whether we can accept a particular item, please call 01376 509112.

For reasons associated with Trading Standards, Health & Safety or lack of demand, Farleigh Hospice cannot accept the following:

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) eg 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, then check for loose parts
  • Tents
  • Toys filled with any liquid
  • Toys with sharp edges or broken or incomplete
  • Water safety toys/equipment eg 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 – we will accept portable ones
  • Electric blankets/footwarmers
  • Electric organs – keyboards are acceptable
  • Fax machines
  • Fires & heaters without on/off switch
  • Footspas
  • Games consoles unless collectable, refer to the manager
  • Hair straighteners without box/instructions
  • Heated rollers
  • Hi-fi units unless small & 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, refer to the manager
  • Telephones that are electrically operated & telephone answering machines unless collectable, refer to the manager
  • Televisions
  • Toasters unless new and unused
  • Trouser presses
  • Typewriters (electric)
  • White goods: fridges, washing machines etc
  • Video recorders

We do accept mobile phones which we can recycle