Specialists in palliative care

Shop Donations

Your good quality items will directly fund patient and family care in the local community so thank you so much for thinking of St John’s Hospice with your donations. 
There are several ways to donate:
  • Up to four bags or boxes can be brought into any of our shops while they are open.
  • Furniture can be collected for FREE by calling your local furniture shop: click here for details
  • Furniture collections can also be booked online via our Furniture Collection Booking Form.
  • St John’s Hospice uses the organisation: Boxmove to collect furniture so please be reassured if they arrive to collect your furniture.
  • Did you know you can increase the value of your shop donations by 20% by gift aiding when you donate your goods?
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please DO NOT leave donations outside our shops. These may be lost, damaged or stolen and donations left outside are considered fly tipping, which is an offence so you may find yourself fined, which you don't want, and we don't want for you!  Please keep donations safe at home until we are able to reopen for donations - thank you for your support with this.

Thank you for your custom, generous donations and support of St John’s Hospice.

Deciding what to donate....

We particularly welcome the following clean and saleable donations:

  • New, or nearly new clothing and shoes
  • Fancy frocks, suits and occasion wear
  • Bags e.g. handbags, rucksacks, briefcases and suitcases
  • Jewellery including costume jewellery (new or nearly new) and precious metal jewellery (even if it’s broken)
  • Homeware such as ornaments, vases & full crockery sets
  • Furniture e.g. sofas & beds with mattresses (with fore safety labels) dining sets and bedroom furniture
  • Complete gift sets

In short...

We’re fans of pre-loved but not so loved that it’s broken or out of shape!

Do keep donating good quality items. As always - just think before you give: if you wouldn’t give it onto a friend or relative, then it is probably something we would not be able to resell either. Thank you

No thank you...

To help St John’s Hospice’s and help you organise your donations here is a list of items we cannot take:

Underwear, safety equipment, safety helmets, safety harnesses, cycle helmets, life jackets or buoyancy aids, weapons, prescription glasses, items made from ivory, personal items, such as shavers (unless unused and in a sealed box)

Kitchenware & Electricals:
Heating, lighting and cooking equipment that use gas or oil, knives and scissors, ovens, electrical items e.g. foot baths, sun lamps & shavers, electric blankets, power tools or food mixers without instructions, microwaves

Babies & Children’s items:
Inflatable toys, soft toys without the CE label or toy guns, prams, pushchairs or buggies (unless brand new), cots, cot mattresses, carry cots or playpens, high chairs or car seats

Home Use:
Mobility equipment or aids e.g. commodes, fire extinguishers or fire safety equipment, pillows and duvets, petrol or diesel fuelled garden equipment

Home recorded DVDs, computer games & software, hard drives