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Donate to our shops

Items which can be sold in St Christopher's shops

The majority of our high street charity shops are now open.

Our priority is the safety of St Christopher’s staff, volunteers and customers, which is why we are introducing new ways of working in retail.

There are contactless donation areas in each shop where donors can drop off donations safely. 

We are so incredibly grateful to our supporters for their generous donations.


Donations we can accept

You can drop your donations off at the St Paul’s Cray shop 9am-3pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) or keep them safe at home ready to donate when our other shops re-open. 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  (via our collection line 020 8768 4571)
  • 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.

Furniture donations and collection

Quality furniture donations are always welcome and a collection can be arranged by calling  020 8768 4571

Furniture donations are accepted at our Orpington, St Paul’s Cray, Hayes Furniture and Locksbottom shops.

  • Large Furniture
  • Large electrical items
  • Flat screen televisions

Furniture collections can be arranged for the following postcodes:

  • BR
  • CR
  • Some areas in SE:  SE17, SE5, SE15, SE14, SE4, SE22, SE24, SE21, SE27, SE19, SE20, SE25, SE26, SE23, SE6, SE13, SE12, SE9, SE3
  • Some areas in TN:  TN13, TN14, TN15, TN16
  • Some areas in SW:  SW16, SW17

Find out how to arrange a free collection

Items we cannot accept

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 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 furniture/ bric-a-brac
  • Magazines

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

What happens to your donation

Ever wondered what happens to your donations?

Ever wondered what happens to your donations

More information

For general information contact the Retail Hub on 0208 300 1079

01689 825755

Find out more downloads, contacts and useful links

For general information contact the Retail Hub on 0208 300 1079

01689 825755