We are always in need of good quality donations to sell in our shops. Your gifts help us to continue funding the care so every item is valued and appreciated, thank you.  

Although we welcome most donations there are unfortunately some items that we are not able to sell for safety or legal reasons. Below is a list of items that we cannot accept.

Furniture and Housewares

  • Upholstered furniture without a fire label including items without labels that are part of donated sets
  • Upholstered furniture with large tears or damage of any kind
  • Furniture with missing parts or damage that may make the item unsafe
  • Veneered wood furniture with damage to the veneer exposing the inner wood
  • Flat-packed furniture without instructions
  • Candles without instructions

Electrical Items

  • Electric blankets
  • Electric showers
  • Sunbeds and tanning equipment
  • Waste disposal units
  • Power tools without instructions
  • Refrigerators and Freezers – selected Beko models, for more information please visit refsafety.beko.co.uk to check the list of affected models
  • Older style CRT TV’s

Heating and Cooking

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

Sports and Safety Equipment

  • Bicycles
  • Buoyancy aids, lifejackets, inflatable dinghies
  • Safety helmets, riding hats, crash helmets
  • Cycle helmets
  • Safety harnesses of any sort
  • Firefighting equipment

 Children's Equipment

  • Children's car seats
  • Highchairs
  • Toys without a CE mark

Software and Hardware

  • Home recorded DVDs, video and audio tapes
  • Home recorded computer games and software on recordable CDs and DVDs


  • Knives
  • Swords, sword stocks, crossbows
  • Guns and ammunition (including replica guns)

Used Healthcare equipment:

  • Commodes
  • Bath stools/chairs
  • Incontinence pads/pants


  • Personal appliances such as shavers, foot spas, etc. (unless unused and in with original sealed box)
  • Duvets and pillows that have been used
  • Medication including vitamins
  • Perishable goods, food and drink
  • Prescription spectacles
  • Cleaning agents, solvents and adhesives
  • Ivory
  • Petrol or diesel fuelled garden tools such as lawn mowers

To organise collection of furniture or larger amounts of other donated items, please complete the following form:


Or you can call our Retail team on 01726 66868 (option 1)