If you’ve been saving your donations for us we’re delighted that we are once again
accepting items at our Kiln Farm distribution centre.
Please call us on 01908 578250 to book a drive-through
slot for a Covid-safe drop off between 8.30am and 4pm weekdays.
Once our shops reopen again, we’ll rely on the generosity of people donating items to us.
We sell the items to raise much-needed funds to support our care.
If you have small items only, that can fit in the boot of your car, please mention this when booking your donation slot.
Any upholstered items need to carry the relevant fire labels for us to be able to resell them.
All our shops sell books and these remain some of our most popular items, especially in our ebay shop.
We can even accept books in an unsaleable condition as they can raise money for the Hospice by being recycled. Sorry but we can’t resell or recycle magazines.
This could include vases, lamps, ornaments, pictures, bowls, pottery or any other decorative household items in good condition, that we can resell.
This includes adult and children’s clothing, shoes and handbags. Even if your items are damaged or unsaleable for any reason, we can still generate income by recycling them. Please bag your items up and clearly lable them ‘recycling’. (We regret we are not able to accept bedding items such as pillows, quilts, bed linen, towels or curtains).
Donated toys MUST include their original packaging with instructions and safety notices (soft toys need to have CE label attached to them).
There are only certain electrical items we are able to accept. Please check when booking your donation slot.
Last year we raised £2,000 from used stamps which we sell in our ebay shop. Once you’ve collected a batch, please post them to: Used stamps for ebay, Willen Hospice, 5 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, MK11 3HA. We also resell stamp collections.
If you have used Tassimo and L’Or coffee pods only (no other brands), please help us by bagging them up and dropping them off at our recycler: Charity Recycling MK, 25 Cantle Avenue, Downs Barn, MK14 7RJ. They also accept crisp packets, but they must be flattened and bagged up separately. Have a look at their facebook page to see all the different household items they collect to raise funds for Willen Hospice.
Christmas decorations and trees, used coffee pods, reading glasses or phones, video cassette tapes, used candles, kitchen utensils and appliances including cookers, kettles, toasters and microwaves; car seats, high chairs, prams, buggies, cots, helmets, plumbed goods such as dishwashers and washing machines; anything that is broken or dirty.