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Retail wish list

We kindly ask that you do not leave donations outside any of our shops – this is classed as fly tipping and we may be charged to remove them. Making a donation to our charity shops gives you the opportunity to free up some space, show your charitable side and help us to make every moment count for the families we support. 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. All items should be clean, in full working order, in good condition and with no parts missing (especially jigsaws). Our shop managers are experts at spotting the latest fashion trends and vintage or designer pieces to ensure our shops are stocked with the highest quality items.

Our wish list

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

We want your rags too!

If you have inferior quality clothes, handbags, bed linen, curtains and shoes, which are not suitable for sale, please still let us have them. We can turn them into cash!

Even though we are only able to sell quality donations in our shops, we can use your rags to raise a considerable amount of money. In fact we make in excess of £40,000 each year from these items.

Please feel free to bring in a bag filled with muddy, broken shoes or clothes that are torn and dirty (although please don’t mix shoes with clothing) and mark them as suitable for ‘ragging’ so we can pop them straight into our rag pen. Please make sure these are clearly marked and in a separate bag from good quality items you wish to donate.

By sorting your rags before you bring them in you will save us valuable time and help us to instantly raise more money for our hospices.