Donate Items

Donating to St Peter's Hospice

All our shops are now re-open. Please check individual shop opening times and days and whether they are able to accept donations. Please DO NOT leave anything outside the shops, as this is classed as fly-tipping and you may be fined.

Thank you to so many of you for donating, but please could we ask that you only bring a small number of bags?

• With limited storage space, our stock rooms are filling up quickly (we have to keep donations for 48 hours before putting them out to sell for safety reasons)

• Shops have to stop accepting donations once their stock room is full each day, so if you are making a special journey to donate, please call ahead to check that your chosen shop is still accepting donations that day

• Some shops are only accepting donations on certain days or between certain times - please check the details of your local shop to avoid disappointment - find them here.

As always, we can only accept donations that are good enough quality to be sold on in the shops. When we receive things that are dirty, broken or poor quality, the Hospice has to pay for them to be taken away which is money we would rather spend on patient care. Thank you.

Are there any items I can't donate?

All donated items need to be in a good, sellable condition. There are also certain items that we cannot sell for legal and safety reasons. Collecting items that we cannot sell in our shops will translate into a cost for disposal for the Hospice.

Please take a look at the list below to find out which items we are not able to collect.

Furniture and Housewares

  • Upholstered furniture without fire label
  • White flat packed, chipboard white veneered furniture
  • Damaged items or with missing parts which would make the item unsafe to use

Electrical Items

  • Electric blankets
  • Electric showers
  • Sunbeds and tanning equipment
  • Waste disposal units
  • Power tools without instructions
  • White goods
  • Cathode tube television

Heating and Cooking

  • Gas appliances (mains or bottled)
  • Gas cookers
  • Ovens with glass front/doors
  • Oil filled radiators (not supplied with a thermostat)
  • Oil heaters (mobile)
  • Storage heaters hardwired

Children's Equipment

  • Children's car seats
  • Prams, pushchairs and buggies
  • Highchairs
  • Cots, carry cots, playpens
  • Toys without the CE mark

Sports and Safety Equipment

  • Bicycles
  • Rollerblades, skateboards and scooters
  • Buoyancy aids, lifejackets, inflatable dinghies
  • Safety helmets, riding hats, crash helmets
  • Cycle helmets • Safety harnesses of any sort
  • Fire fighting equipment

Software and Hardware

  • Home recorded DVDs, video and audio tapes
  • Home recorded computer games and software on recordable CDs and DVDs
  • VCR videos
  • DVD and Videos without the necessary age rating


  • Knives
  • Swords, sword stocks, crossbows
  • Guns and ammunition (including replica guns)
  • Sharp items, including gardening tools


  • Personal appliances such as shavers, foot spas, etc (unless unused and in with original sealed box)
  • Duvets and pillows that have been used
  • Medications including vitamins
  • Perishable goods, food and drinks
  • Prescriptions spectacles
  • Cleaning agents, solvents and adhesives
  • Ivory
  • Petrol or diesel fueled garden tools such as lawn mowers
  • Candles without instructions
  • Used animal beds and cages
  • Open toiletries/cosmetics
  • Fur

Find Us

Search here to find your nearest St Peter's Hospice shop to donate to. Thank you very much for your donation.