Donating to our shops

Donate your clothes, books, films and other household items to your nearest shop and we'll change them into funding to support children, young people and their families with life-limiting conditions. The average value of every bag donated to us is £25, all of which goes directly to supporting our work.

Have furniture collected

We are happy to collect any larger items of furniture or big donations. Our warehouse on Thorp Arch Estate sells a range of second hand furniture and larger items, so we are always very happy to receive larger items, like sofas, dining sets, and wardrobes, and we can collect.

As well as furniture, we now offer clothing, bric-a-brac and smaller item collections.

Or if you're a business that has held a donation drive as a fundraiser and has lots of bags to donate, we can also arrange for these to be collected and distributed to our shops.

Two men loading a furniture van

What you can donate

If you are donating your unwanted household items, you can bag these up and drop them into your nearest shop.

Our chain of shops are all really grateful for any of the below donations. They fly off our shelves and help us raise vital funds. The other place you donate all items is at our drop off site at the back of the Thorp Arch Furniture Warehouse between 10am and 3pm Monday to Sunday.

  • men’s, women’s and children’s clothing
  • accessories including shoes, belts, handbags and jewellery
  • quality homeware — anything from cushions to crockery
  • linens
  • mobile phones and used printer cartridges
  • electricals (but please do check with your local shop before you donate these)

What you can't donate

Unfortunately, there are a few things that we can't reuse or recycle. We do not take beds or gas cookers.

Please contact your nearest shop if you're not sure if we can accept your donation and they will be happy to help.

Gift Aid your donation

Remember to Gift Aid your donation, as this allows us to claim an extra 25% on the value of the goods you've donated, at no extra cost to you!

Our shops play a huge role in raising the money we need to be able to provide our services. By allowing us to claim Gift Aid on the proceeds raised from the sale of your donated items, you will be helping us generate additional income without it costing you an extra penny.

One bag of donated items can raise as much as £25, so with Gift Aid, this bag would be worth £31.25 to us. That's an extra £6.25 towards our care, simply by agreeing to Gift Aid your items.

When dropping off your items to donate, please do not forget to ask about gift aid, and one of our retail staff will be happy to assist you.

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