Donate to our shops

Items which can be sold in St Christopher's shops

Donations we can accept

There are contactless donation areas in our shops where donors can drop donations safely.

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.

Furniture donations and collection

We are now booking Covid-safe home collections, furniture and large donations

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

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 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.

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

020 8768 4571

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For general information contact the Retail Hub

020 8768 4571