Donate to our shops

We need you!

Our stores rely on generous donations of pre-loved clothes, toys, books, furniture and other items. 

Your unwanted items could find a new lease of life and the money we raise will go towards making a real difference to someone who needs our help.

Donations needed

Donate your items

We’re always happy to receive pre-loved clothes, accessories and bric-a-brac to help stock our stores.

So, if your wardrobes are full to bursting or you’re decluttering your house, why not pay us a visit and drop off your unwanted items.  We’ll be sure to give them a good home.

Ways to donate your items

Without your donations, our shops would simply not exist. Thank you for your support.

Home collections, furniture and large donations

We’ll happily arrange to collect quality furniture and large donations – just fill in our form to get started.

Our drivers can pick up from most postcodes in South East London.

Donate to our shops

Our staff will be delighted to see you in store.

We can accept all your pre-loved clothes, accessories, books, toys and more.


Be a champion for change

Make someone’s day by donating your unwanted items to St Christopher’s. You’ll be doing your bit for the environment too!

Find out more about our sustainable fashion initiative.

What to donate

We’ll happily accept most items in store but there are some items that we cannot sell.  See our handy list below for more information.

We will be following government guidance to keep staff and kind donators safe.

We would be pleased to accept the following items from you:

  • Clothes
  • Designer and branded wear
  • Shoes
  • Books
  • DVD and CD
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Small electrical appliances that are working – we will PAT safety test them
  • Small furniture items
  • Large furniture items in good condition (see exceptions in ‘Items we cannot accept’)
  • Homeware
  • Toys
  • Household linens and curtains
  • Mobile phones – to recycle

Please do not bring items for sale into the hospice itself, as unfortunately we have no available storage space on site.

We regret we are unable to accept the following items for sale at our shops

  • Crash Helmets and Riding hats
  • Knives, firearms (including replicas), explosives-including fireworks or any weapons or sharp objects
  • Pirate DVDs
  • Baby car seats
  • Any chemicals or inflammables
  • Duvets and pillows
  • Beds or Mattresses
  • Cots and nursery equipment
  • Broken toys
  • VHS videos
  • Printers and large or non-digital TVs
  • Real fur
  • Hangers
  • Prescription glasses
  • Unusable kitchenware / kitchen equipment
  • Medical equipment, mobility aids and medicines (such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, walking sticks, zimmer frames)
  • Sports equipment (including golf clubs, roller skates and exercise machines)
  • Gas and Oil appliances
  • Broken bric-a-brac
  • Magazines

Furniture we are not able to accept

  • Items that are scratched, marked, sun-bleached, broken or overly worn
  • Beds, headboards or mattresses and cots
  • Fitted furniture
  • Triple size wardrobes
  • Wide display cabinets
  • Disassembled or flat-packed
  • TV stands
  • Mahogany and dark wood furniture
  • Corner units
  • Soft furnishings without a fire safety label attached to each item
  • Some hand-painted furniture

Unfortunately we are unable to sell these items, and they cost the hospice money in order to arrange for collection / disposal.

Quality furniture donations are always welcome and a collection can be arranged by filling in our form.

Our shops are open and can now accept:

  • Large Furniture (see exceptions in ‘Items we cannot accept’)
  • Large electrical items
  • Flat screen televisions

Furniture collections can be arranged for the following postcodes:

  • BR1 to BR7
  • CR0, CR2 and CR7
  • SE4, SE6, SE9, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15 and SE19 to SE27
  • TN16

Find out how to arrange a free collection

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