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Item Donation

Donate your items to generate income for hospice care 

Did you know that your donated items help the retail team at St Peter & St James Hospice’s to generate 30% of the charity’s income? Your support means we can provide expert care to those with life-limiting illnesses and their carers, family and friends across Mid Sussex.

Gift Aid

When you donate items for us to sell, please remember to sign up for Gift Aid. For every pound your donation raises in our shops or online, we can claim an additional 25p from the government. It doesn’t cost you anything, you just need to pay UK tax on any income you receive to qualify.

Find out more about Gift Aid

There are three ways to donate items to St Peter & St James Hospice: 

Distribution Centre 

You can drop off your donations directly to the Distribution Centre in Hurstpierpoint. 

Parking is available. 

We are open to accept your donations Monday to Friday, 10am to 12pm. 

Our Distribution Centre address is:

St Peter & St James Hospice Distribution Centre

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Clothing Bank

We have a clothing bank located at our St Peter & St James Hospice Shop, Lindfield.

Free Collection 

If you have a piece of furniture, or white goods, that you would like to donate to St Peter & St James Hospice but are unable to transport it yourself we can arrange to collect it for free! 

Please email us at to arrange a furniture collection and include: 

  • Photographs of the item(s) that you would like to be collected in your email 
  • The address where the items will be collected from 
  • Your name and phone number 

Bookings are monitored from Monday to Friday and we endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. 

Note that our collection service is for furniture and large goods only. If you wish to donate other items, please visit our distribution centre or our clothing bank locations 

SPSJ Delivery Van

What would we like to receive? 

While we appreciate your generosity, sadly there are some items we cannot accept to sell in our shops, we hope you understand that rules, regulations and quality standards mean there are some items we will not be able to accept. Please see our list below for further information.

Things we'd love to receive

  • Clothing and accessories 
  • White goods 
  • Electricals 
  • Books 
  • Records 
  • Homeware 
  • Clean items that are in a saleable condition 
  • Any of your pre-loved indoor or outdoor furniture 
  • Antique or vintage items (items made after 1988 must carry a fire label) 

Furniture we cannot sell

  • Upholstered furniture without fire label – (items manufactured before 1950 do not require a fire label unless they have been re-upholstered)
  • Large wall units/display cabinets (4’ and over) unless vintage
  • Flat-packed items
  • Damaged items
  • Hospital beds
  • Fitted kitchen units
  • Pianos or large electric organs
  • Metal filing cabinets
  • Filing cabinets without keys
  • Corner TV stands
  • Glass TV stands
  • Large/office desks
  • Baths, sinks, toilets

Homewares we cannot sell

  • Oil heaters, gas appliances, oil lamps
  • Fitted carpet or carpet remnants
  • Cigarette lighters and cigarette lighter refill canisters
  • Knives and Scissors
  • Duvets or pillows (unless sealed in original packaging), worn or dirty linen
  • Heavy curtains
  • Blinds (unless sealed in original packaging)
  • Cushions, cushion covers and tailored furniture covers (unless fire label is attached)
  • Candles without instructions
  • Fireworks

Clothing we cannot sell

  • Real fur or fur-trimmed items
  • Counterfeit branded clothing and accessories
  • Clothing with potentially offensive slogans

Children's equipment we cannot sell

  • Cots, carry cots, playpens, highchairs
  • Cot mattresses
  • Soft toys without CE label
  • Car seats with integral seat belts
  • Changing mats

Electrical items we cannot sell

  • Old style (cathode ray tube) and non-Smart TVs
  • TVs without remotes
  • Ceiling lights
  • Wall lights
  • Trouser presses
  • Routers, Sky and cable boxes
  • Foot spas, pedicure, skin removers and face steamers
  • Massage equipment
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric showers
  • Sunbeds and tanning equipment
  • Electric typewriters
  • Waste disposal units
  • Power tools without instructions, chargers or batteries
  • Personal appliances, such as shavers, foot spas etc (unless in mint condition, sealed box)
  • Hostess trolleys

Weapons we cannot sell

  • Knives, swords, sword sticks, crossbows, throwing stars
  • Guns and ammunition (including replica guns, unless obviously toys)   

Heating and cooking equipment we cannot sell

  • Gas appliances (mains or bottle fed)
  • Oil filled radiators without a thermostat
  • Oil heaters (mobile)
  • Hard-wired electric cookers (small countertop cookers are acceptable)
  • Gas cookers

Sport and safety equipment we cannot sell

  • Gym or old exercise equipment
  • Buoyancy aids, life jackets, inflatable dinghies, inflatable toys for water
  • Safety helmets – riding hats, crash helmets, cycle helmets
  • Safety harnesses of any sort
  • Firefighting equipment

Software/media and hardware we cannot sell

  • Videos tapes
  • HD DVDs
  • R rated DVDs
  • Home recorded DVDs, video and audio tapes
  • Home recorded computer games and software on recordable CDs and DVDs
  • Magazines or encyclopaedias
  • PCs, printers and monitors
  • Laptop computers without chargers
  • Counterfeit branded items

Miscellaneous items we cannot sell

  • Medication including vitamins
  • Perishable goods, food and drink
  • Hoists or toilet aids
  • Zimmer frames and crutches
  • Prescription spectacles
  • Cleaning agents, solvents, adhesives
  • Items made from ivory
  • Petrol or diesel fuelled garden tools including lawn mowers, strimmers etc.
  • Tins of paint
  • Fireworks
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