Why donate?

Our shops are a valuable source of income for us, and last year brought in £1,243,000!

This incredible amount would not have been possible without the support of our local community, and we will always be grateful 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. Or, if you have larger items that might need collection or if you are unsure whether we can accept a particular item, please call 0303 99 99 007.

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

What not to donate

Our supporters are amazing, and the donations we receive surprise us on a daily basis. Unfortunately, we are not always able to sell the items we are donated, meaning that every year we are forced to pay a considerable amount in disposal fees.

When considering an item for donation, please think about whether you would be willing to pay money for the item in its existing condition.

We are unable to accept the below items, for reasons associated with Trading Standards, Health & Safety, or lack of demand.

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