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Donate your preloved items to us

From supporting families dealing with terminal illness to helping the environment, when you donate to us, the items you no longer need to us can do a world of good.

Find out how and where you can donate to Cornwall Hospice Care below.

Please note that on Bank Holidays, our donation centres and points opening hours may differ.  Please check on our individual listings on Google for the latest opening hours.

Donate to us Donation Centre worker with cage donations assistant

Donations that do good

Whilst we all love the buzz of buying new things, quite often it’s accompanied by a nagging feeling of guilt; your wardrobe is already full to bursting, your homewares are gathering dust in the cupboard, or your sofa no longer matches your colour scheme but still has plenty of life left.

If you donate to us, it means we can sell all these items through our Cornwall Hospice Care shops across the county, helping to fund the care at our hospices, reducing waste and saving others money.

How donations made a difference in 2022-23*

Donate your unwanted items at one of our dedicated Donation points and go away with a warm fuzzy feeling, knowing that you did something good for your community and your planet.

£1,219,000

Amount raised by shop donations.

1,031,000

Items sold in our shops and online.

49,500

Cars full of donations processed through our donation centres.

 * Figures, so far!

Your nearest donation drop-off points

To check how to find our donation drop off points click the map pin, then click DIRECTIONS.

To check latest information including opening hours click the map pin, then click MORE INFO to view our Google listings.

Alternatively, click the DONATION POINTS A-Z button below this map to find out more.

How you can help when you donate to us

Please do check that your local Donation Centre or Point can take all the items you’re donating.  Please check our list of items that we CANNOT accept HERE.  You can also see sample fire labels for upholstered items HERE.

Call us if you’re unsure about anything – we’re happy to help.  Just click the relevant pin on the map above, then in the pop up click “more info” for contact details and opening hours.

  • Our St Austell and Truro Donation Centres accept most saleable items, including clothing and furniture
  • Our Bodmin Donation Centre accepts most saleable items, but can only take small furniture items due to limited space (something one person could easily carry)
  • Our Donation Points at Bude and Hayle can only take smaller items due to limited space
  • Our Donation Point at Penryn takes furniture items, bric-a-brac and entertainment but NOT clothing
  • Our Penzance Donation Point currently only takes furniture

How to reuse and recycle

There are lots of other ways to reuse or recycle your more well-loved items:

  • Your local recycling collection can take torn, stained or damaged fabrics
  • Cornwall Council can collect broken bulky items for a small fee
  • As a private seller, you ARE allowed to sell or give away upholstered items with no fire labels – you may find a home for them on your local Facebook Group or online marketplace

Find out more about recycling services offered by our local council.

We can collect your bulky furniture

If you can, we’d love you to bring furniture to our shops in Penryn, Truro, Penzance, St Austell and Wadebridge. For furniture too bulky to deliver to us – sofas, wardrobes, dining room tables and chairs etc. – we offer a FREE furniture collection service.

The easiest way to book this service is by completing our simple online form. Alternatively, you can phone our Collection Line on 01726 874066 – please wait to hear the options and choose the collection location nearest to you.

When you complete our form or call us, please have all your contact details and as much detail as possible about your items and property/vehicle access at the collection address. Please allow plenty of time for us to arrange collection – we suggest giving us as much notice as possible as our service is often in high demand.

When we visit, our team will quickly assess your donations and confirm what items we can and cannot take.

What is the Gift Aid scheme?

Gift Aid is a government scheme by which charities can reclaim tax on donations from a UK taxpayer. This means your donations of money and items will be worth 25% more, so for every £1 donated, we can claim an additional 25p. There is no cost to the donor.

Example: You donate a jacket to us and sign up for Gift Aid with us. We sell it for £10 in one of our shops. We can claim an extra £2.50 in Gift Aid from the government as long as you have paid £2.50 in UK tax to cover this. So your donation has now turned into £12.50!

You have to be a UK taxpayer to be able to Gift Aid your donation – meaning when you choose to Gift Aid, we need your full name and postal address so that the government can confirm you are eligible.

Just a few minutes of your time when you donate to us, will help us continue funding the care we can offer to our patients and the support we provide to their families – and remember, this is at no cost to you!

Find out more about Gift Aid on the government website.

The difference Gift Aid makes to our charity

Adding gift aid to your donations boosts your contribution by 25%. This means you are helping fund more hours of care for terminally ill people at no extra cost to you. You must pay enough UK tax to cover what we’ll claim. Every penny makes a difference, so registering for Gift Aid is worthwhile for all donations.

You can now sign up for Gift Aid simply and quickly using our online form. You can also sign up at any of our donation centres or when booking a furniture collection in-store, or by phone.

Donation Drop Off directory A-Z

Cornwall Hospice Care Bodmin Donation Centre

1-3 Normandy Way, Bodmin PL31 1ET
Tel: +44 1208 264939
Open: 09.00 -13.30 Monday to Saturday
Directions

Cornwall Hospice Care Bude Shop & Donation Point

3 Princes Street, Bude EX23 8AT
Tel: +44 1288 352179
Shop Open: 10.00-17.00 Monday to Saturday, 10.00-16.00 Sunday
Donation Point Open: 10.00 until full daily
Directions

Cornwall Hospice Care Hayle Shop & Donation Point

1-3 Penpol Terrace, Hayle TR27 4BQ
Tel: +44 1736 756871
Shop Open: 09.00-16.30 Monday to Saturday, 10:00-16:00 on Sundays
Donation Point Open: 09.00 until full Monday to Thursday and Saturdays

Directions

Cornwall Hospice Care Penryn Furniture Shop & Donation Point

Unit 2, Commercial Road, Penryn TR10 8AF
Tel: +44 1326 377137
Shop Open: 10.00-17.00 Monday to Saturday, 10.00-16.00 Sundays
Donation Point Open: 10.00 until full Monday to Saturday
Directions

Cornwall Hospice Care Penzance Furniture Shop & Donation Centre

Jelbert Way, Penzance TR18 3AS
Tel: +44 1736 695647
Shop Open: 09.30-16.30 Monday to Saturday
Donation Centre Open: Please telephone to check
Directions

Cornwall Hospice Care St Austell Donation Centre

Units 10/11 Daniels Lane, Holmbush, St Austell PL25 3HS
Tel: +44 1726 839549
Open: 09.00-15.30 Monday to Saturday
Directions

Cornwall Hospice Care Truro Donation Centre

Cathedral Garage, Moresk Road, Truro TR1 1DF
Tel: +44 1872 276348
Open: 09.30-13.30 Monday to Saturday
Directions

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