We are always in need of good quality donations to sell in our shops.

Although we welcome most donations there are unfortunately some items that we are not able to sell. Below is a list of items that we cannot accept:


  • Anything chipped damaged or incomplete
  • Flat packed furniture without instructions
  • Fitted bedroom furniture
  • Fitted kitchens
  • Fitted bathrooms i.e. showers and sanitary ware

SOFT FURNISHINGS (without fire labels referring to BS7177 or BS1988)

  • cushions
  • sofa beds
  • chairs
  • sofas
  • padded head boards
  • Cot mattresses (if they are stained or soiled)
  • Divan beds and mattresses


  • Electric foot spas (that aren't in original box)
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric showers
  • Sunbeds and tanning equipment
  • Waste disposal units
  • BEKO Appliances
  • Electric razors
  • Electric hair removal kits
  • Electric hair clippers
  • Ceiling & wall light fittings
  • Computer hard drives or keyboards
  • Printers without ink


  • Gas BBQ's
  • Gas appliances (mains or bottled gas)
  • Gas cookers
  • Oil filled radiators (not supplied with a thermostat)
  • Oil heaters (mobile)
  • Storage heaters (hardwired)
  • Camping stoves


  • Safety helmets, riding hats, crash helmets
  • Cycle helmets
  • Safety harnesses of any sort
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • Emergency ladders


Buggies or pushchairs which are dirty incomplete or without the 5 point safety harness. and without a BS EN 1888: 2012 or BS EN 1888: 2003 label. Prams or pushchairs that have been modified or damaged may no longer meet the requirements of the standard, things to look for are: the presence of any sharp edges or points; the folding chassis must have a primary and secondary locking device, do they both must engage and work properly; the safety harness, is it in good condition? is the harness secure or are the straps frayed; the wheel security, any evidence of heavy wear on the edges of the wheels; the parking brake, does it work both forwards and backwards, does it engage properly; the general stability in all directions; the tubes or linkages, have they been bent by impact with kerbs etc; the presence of any finger entrapments, ensure any exposed tubes still have some means of preventing fingers getting trapped; ensure the pram or pushchair is in generally good condition
Children’s car seats or booster seats
Highchairs without 5 point harness
Soft toys without CE mark


  • Knives (unless in packets or covers)
  • Swords, sword stocks, crossbows
  • Guns and ammunition (including replica guns, unless obviously toys)


  • Mirrors with art frames
  • Medication including vitamins
  • Perishable goods, food and drink - including alcohol & liqueur chocolates
  • Prescription spectacles
  • Cleaning agents, solvents and adhesives
  • Items made from ivory
  • Clothing made from real fur
  • Video cassette tapes
  • Homerecorded CD's & DVD's
  • Candles