onegoodthing

We want to make sure our lovely charity shops are packed full of fabulous things. That’s why we’re asking you to donate onegoodthing to be sold in one of our charity shops in Surrey and South West London.

Our charity shops play a vital role in fundraising for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices Each onegoodthing donation helps to increase the quality of merchandise in our shops, which in turn helps to raise money for our vital care services.

If you would like to collect donations on a regular basis then why not request one of our donation stations (pictured).

Your donation will make a huge difference to the babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, that we support. It costs £8.8 million a year just to maintain our current care service but we know there are many more families in desperate need of our help.

So please donate what you can, and don’t feel you have to stick to one…two good things are acceptable too!

What to donate

All your donations are gratefully received but there are some things we can’t accept and others we can’t get enough of! Take a look at our wish list below and see what we love.

     Yes please 

  • Jewellery
  • Clothes
  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • DVDs and CDs
  • Toys with CE/UKCA marks
  • Puzzles and games
  • Books
  • Good quality bric-a-brac
  • Homeware
  • Mirrors and pictures
  • Antiques and collectables
  • Designer items
  • Vintage items
  • Lamps (not ceiling)
  • Small electrical items (with safety labels)
  • Vinyl records
  • Small furniture items
  • Raggable items (see below)

     No thank you 

  • Soiled, stained, damaged, broken or incomplete items
  • Bedding (mattresses, duvets, pillows)
  • Car seats
  • Computers, phones, tablets or printers
  • Microwaves and white goods
  • Used motorcycle or bicycle helmets
  • Protective clothing
  • White goods – fridges, washing machines etc
  • Knives, blades or bullets
  • Ice skates
  • Swimming aids/inflatables
  • Large items of furniture
  • Underwear and nightwear
  • Used or expired toiletries
  • Real fur
  • Erotica/pornography
  • Hand knitted clothes/blankets
  • Video and cassette tapes
  • Illegal copies of CDs/DVDS etc
  • Fake designer goods
  • Fireworks, party poppers, used candles
  • Food or alcohol

Recent donations

Our wonderful Corporate Partners Usborne publishing recently took part in onegoodthing and raised a fantastic £1,650, and 95% of their staff gift aided – amazing work, thank you!