Donate to our shops

Donate to us

By donating quality items to St Giles Hospice shops, you can help us raise vital funds for patient care. Simply bring your unwanted goods to your local St Giles shop.

Our charity shops are delighted to accept donations of items that are in good condition and good working order, including:

  • Clothing, accessories and jewellery
  • Household items
  • Unwanted gifts, small electrical goods and bric-a-brac
  • Books, media, toys and games

Remember to Gift Aid

Did you know that every donation you make could be worth more at no extra cost to you?

If you’re a UK taxpayer, you can help raise 25% more for us simply by completing a Gift Aid form when you donate goods. This enables us to reclaim 25p for every £1 we make on your donations. You will receive a unique ID number and a Gift Aid card which can be shown each time you donate to us.

Donations we can’t accept

We appreciate all donations but unfortunately we’re unable to accept some items. We’ve compiled a list of those items, if you have any queries please contact our retail team at

  • Car seats
  • Cot & carry cot mattresses
  • Bumpers
  • Soft toys without CE label
  • Built-in cupboards, worktops, kitchen units
  • Flatpack wardrobes which have been disassembled
  • Fragile wardrobes
  • Upholstered items & soft furnishings without permanent fire labels attached
  • Oil lamps
  • Cigarette lighters & cigarette lighter refill canisters
  • Duvets or pillows (used) (except pillow cases & mattress covers)
  • Candles without instructions
  • Fireworks
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric showers
  • Sunbeds & tanning equipment
  • Waste disposal units
  • Power tools without instructions
  • Fridges, tumble dryers, washing machines, washer dryers
  • Gas appliances
  • Heaters, Storage heaters (hardwired)
  • Oil and gas agars
  • Ovens, microwaves
  • Sharp knives
  • Swords, sword sticks, crossbows
  • Guns and ammunition (including replica guns)
  • Buoyancy aids, life jackets, inflatable dinghies, inflatable toys for water
  • Safety helmets, riding hats, crash helmets, cycle helmets
  • Safety harness of any sort
  • Firefighting equipment
  • Home recorded DVDs, video and audio tapes
  • Home recorded computer games and software on recordable CDs & DVDs
  • Personal appliances, such as shavers, foot spas etc. (unless in mint condition, sealed box)
  • Medication including vitamins
  • Perishable goods, food and drink
  • Prescription spectacles
  • Cleaning agents, solvents, adhesives
  • Items made from ivory
  • Real fur or fur trimmed items
  • Petrol or diesel fuelled garden tools including lawn mowers, strimmers etc.
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Items marked not for resale
  • Piano