Donate to our charity shops
Due to your overwhelming generosity over the past weeks, we are closed to donations while we work through a backlog. Please note, to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and customers, we cannot accept donations in any of our charity shops for the foreseeable future.
Book a furniture collection
If you have an item of furniture you would like to donate to us, please fill out your details below to arrange a future collection. Our staff will be in touch as soon as possible. Please be aware that in order to collect your item, our team must feel confident that Covid-19 social distancing and relevant safety measures can be met.
Thank you for thinking of us and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Things we'd love to receive
Clean and undamaged furniture
From unique antique, vintage and retro furniture to contemporary snug sofas and stylish al fresco dining, our Lewes and Lindfield charity shops sell beautiful home and garden bargains. If it’s clean and in saleable condition, we’ll accept any of your pre-loved furniture and will happily pick this up from you. Please note that in compliance with trading standards all beds and upholstered items, unless antique or vintage, must carry a fire label to prove that they comply with fire regulations. Call 01444 470205 to arrange a collection.
Electrical and white goods in full working order
Lamps, stereo equipment, DVD players, digital TVs, hoovers, fridges and freezers, dishwashers, washing machines and microwaves. Any fridges and freezers must be defrosted and emptied. All items are PAT tested before going on sale.
Our shoppers love rifling through our rails for their next prized bargain. Whether designer, vintage or high street, we’re always in need of ladies fashion and menswear, children’s clothing and accessories including shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, handbags, belts and jewellery.
Bed linen, pillows, clean duvets, towels, tablecloths and napkins, throws, bedspreads and eiderdowns.
Glass, china and bric-a-brac
Ornaments, plates, bowls, cutlery, vases, kitchenware, glasses and picture frames.
As long as they’re clean, complete and in good condition, we’ll accept your books, DVDs, CDs, vinyls, children’s toys and games and bicycles.
Gold/silver or antique jewellery, ornaments by Beswick, Royal Doulton, Sylvac, Minton, Coalport or Wedgewood, old clocks, antiques and curios, stamps, postcards and cigarette cards, paintings and old lace. If items are of high value, they may be sold on eBay to achieve the best possible price.
Things we can't accept
While we appreciate your generosity, we hope you understand that rules, regulations and quality standards mean there are some items we will not be able to take from you.
- Beds and upholstered items that do not carry a fire label
- Marked mattresses
- Damaged or unclean furniture – for example furniture that has been animal damaged
- Gas cookers and fitted electric ovens
- Computer hardware, including old printers
- Riding hats, cycle/motorbike helmets, childen’s car seats
When you make a donation to us, whether that’s a direct financial gift or a donation of goods for us to sell in our charity shops, we’re able to claim back the tax that you have paid on the donation. As a hospice charity, we don’t pay tax on most types of income, which is why the tax paid on donations we receive can be claimed back. This is called Gift Aid and amounts to an extra 25p for every £1 that you give.
You can sign up to Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer. It’s easy to sign up – you can either tick the Gift Aid declaration when donating online, or complete a Gift Aid Declaration form, which is available in all of our hospice charity shops. This is a signed statement from you to us confirming that you wish to donate through Gift Aid and receive tax back on your donation to St Peter & St James Hospice. The money we make through Gift Aid helps our wonderful nurses provide expert and compassionate hospice care to local families.