Donating pre-loved goods?

How and what to donate to Prospect Hospice shops

Turning your unwanted items into vital end of life care for local people

Our shops will be pleased to accept donations of pre-loved goods but, before donating, please check our list below for items that we can accept. If you have a large number of items to donate, we recommend contacting the shop you will be donating to to check that they have the room to accept this as we have limited storage facilities at a number of our shops. For the contact details and opening times of all our shops, please click here.

Please do not leave donations outside of our shops as this could be classed as fly-tipping. These donations can not be sold to raise money for the hospice and we have to pay for these donations to be removed.

Furniture collections

For larger furniture items please email vanbookings@prospect-hospice.net with your name, contact number, full address and postcode along with photos of the items including attached fire labels. Alternatively, you can call our distribution centre on 01793 813362 to leave a message with your name and number and we will try contact you within two working days (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays) to arrange viewing and collection.

Please note that we are currently unable to accept donations at our distribution centre in Wroughton.

The difference your pre-loved purchase makes to the environment

Every purchase you make of a pre-loved item you buy from one of our shops, helps us to to ensure that anyone can access the best possible expert care whenever and wherever they need it – here or at home. As a charity, we only exist because of the generosity and support of our amazing local community. Thank you.



Items we can accept

We would really appreciate donations of the following items:

  • Clean clothes, shoes and accessories
  • Quality homeware
  • Jewellery, watches, collectables
  • Puzzles and boxed games
  • Children’s toys (at our discretion)
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl, gaming
  • Small electrical goods (clean working condition)
  • Digital cameras (please remove any memory cards)

We are currently in need of donations of the following items:

  • Sofas (with fire tags attached)
  • Chairs (with fire tags attached)
  • Dining room table and chairs
  • Bookshelves
  • Side tables
  • Chests of drawers
  • Mobility equipment including scooters (not bath lifts, stair lifts, commodes or personal items)

Items we are unable to accept at this time

  • Handmade clothing and items
  • Dirty or damaged clothes/shoes/accessories
  • Handknits
  • Bridal
  • Bedding, soft furnishing, cushions
  • Picture frames and photo frames
  • Nursery items (cots, prams, pushchairs, high chairs)
  • Bath seats
  • Toilet seats, potties, commodes
  • Child car seats/booster seats
  • Prams and pushchairs
  • Ice skates, roller skates, skateboards
  • Buoyancy aids, life jackets, inflatables
  • Protective headgear
  • Bicycles (at our discretion)
  • Corner units
  • Furniture with no fire labels
  • Glass TV stands
  • Hi-Fi cabinets
  • Headboards
  • Mattresses
  • Roller/Venetian blinds (unless in original packaging with safety instructions)
  • Computer monitors
  • Desktop PCs
  • External hard drives
  • Laptops
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Kitchenware (including utensils, ceramic dishes and Tupperware)
  • White goods
  • Cookers, hobs
  • Electric blankets
  • Face saunas
  • Fans
  • Foot spas
  • Heated rollers
  • Hostess trollies
  • Light fittings
  • Massage tools
  • Modems
  • Personal grooming tools
  • Sky boxes
  • Steam mops
  • Sun beds or tanning equipment
  • Trouser presses
  • Cassettes
  • Pornography
  • VHS
  • Coat hangers
  • Gas, oil or petrol-fuelled appliances
  • Loose knives
  • Unsold car boot items
  • Un-boxed Christmas trees and decorations
  • Weapons, guns, ammunition
  • Canvas prints
  • Pictures, art (at our discretion)

Boost your donations to Prospect Hospice by 25% with Gift Aid

Did you know that by adding Gift Aid, your donations are worth 25% more to Prospect Hospice?

If you sign up in one of our shops, it only takes two minutes and costs you nothing.

Gift Aid is a scheme run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that means charities like Prospect Hospice can reclaim the tax on your donations at no extra cost to you so, if your donations sell for £10, we will actually receive £12.50.

You must be a current UK taxpayer, but this is not limited to tax on earnings. You only need to have paid as much in tax as Prospect Hospice will reclaim on your donations.

Fill in a form in any of our shops, or ask our van driver when you are donating items of furniture to us. Rest assured, we will never share your details with third parties.