Donating your pre-loved items to Willen Hospice can make a real difference to our patients....
Our shops rely on your generosity. When you donate items to us, we resell them to help raise much-needed funds. Funds which go towards giving FREE care to our patients.
Not sure what you can donate? Here's a handy guide. To find your nearest shop to donate to, please click here.
What can you donate?
Clothing or textiles
We will accept new or pre-loved adult, baby 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. Not all shops sell children's clothes, but we do take them and redistribute them to those that do.
(We're not able to accept bedding items such as mattresses, pillows, duvets, sheets, duvet covers, quilts, bed linen, towels for health and safety reasons).
We happily accept used and new, clean, high quality furniture like cupboards, sofas, bedframes, tables and chairs to sell in our shops. Sometimes we will politely decline an item if it is damaged - think of broken drawers, missing handles or split cushions.
We can arrange collection of large furniture items from your home. Please contact the shop nearest to you to arrange this Our drivers will let you know if we can accept the items for resale. Please note upholstered items need to carry the relevant fire labels for us to be able to resell them.
Yes please! All our shops sell books and they are one of our most popular sellers. We can even accept books in an unsaleable condition as they can raise money for the Hospice by being recycled. We don't have a market for magazines so we don't accept them.
Donated toys do need to include their original packaging or have the CE instructions and safety notices.
We accept a range of items like porcelain, glassware, pictures and ornaments, but sometimes we may decline items if they are odd sets, an odd cup and saucer, or a pot without a lid. We even get dirty saucepans....nobody wants those!
There are only certain electrical items we are able to accept. Before travelling to donate your item, please contact your local shop to discuss. If it is something we feel we can resell, we will undertake the PAT testing.
Thanks to the incredible work and generosity of a local company, MK Charity Recycling, Willen Hospice shops are able to accept empty crisp packets and Tassimo coffee pods. We don't have a lot of space so we have limited our collection to these items. However, check out their Facebook page (link above) and prepare to be amazed at the fantastic work they do, and the HUGE range of things they recycle. Proceeds are split between us and a cat charity.
If you're donating items and you are a UK taxplayer, please Gift Aid your donation and we can receive an extra 25% on its value at no cost to you. Please download our Gift Aid form or fill out a form when you drop off your items at the shop.
A bit more about Gift Aid
Adding Gift Aid to your donation increase its value to Willen Hospice by 25%
We can reclaim the basic rate tax from HMRC - there's no cost to you and the process is simple. Please download our Gift Aid form and bring it with your donation or fill out a form at the shop where you drop off your items.