Donate to Our Shops

What Can You Donate to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice?

Before making your donations we recommend that you  contact your chosen shop to check they are accepting donations on that day, as our stores may reach donation capacity.

We accept many items at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice and are very grateful for your kind donations. Below is a list of some of the many items we can accept to raise vital funds towards patient care at our Hospice:

  • Clothes, shoes in pairs, bras, handbags and accessories
  • Bedding, curtains and rugs
  • Books, vinyl, CDs and DVDs
  • Jewellery and watches
  • Games consoles and games
  • Board games and toys (please have all the parts)
  • Sports equipment
  • Working household electricals and garden equipment

What items can’t we accept?

There are some items that we can’t accept for health and safety reasons. Also, items that aren’t in a good enough condition and can’t be resold can cost the Hospice money to dispose of.

Here is a list of items that we can’t accept:

  • Car seats, prams and buggies
  • Gas cookers
  • Cycle, riding and crash helmets
  • Any and all safety equipment
  • Toys without a CE mark
  • VHS tapes
  • Gas bottles
  • Mattresses

If in doubt phone the store to ask if we can accept.

Where to Drop Your Donated Goods

When you are donating your goods to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, please can you bring them into one of the Hospice shops, you can find their locations here. Please don’t leave your donations outside the shops as the Hospice can be fined by Oldham Council for fly tipping.

Book a Home Collection 

Normally we can provide a pick-up service for your donated goods if you are unable to get to one of our shops yourself. Unfortunately, at the moment due to Covid precautions and to safeguard our volunteers we are unable to offer this service. When we are able to do so in the future we will update you via the website.

For all large pieces of furniture and large electrical item donations please contact Charlie at the Big White Charity Van who will sell the items on our behalf.

Please remember to mention Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

Due to the current pandemic, this service may change. Please call Charlie on 0161 222 0808 or 07944 063 884 to check if the Big White Charity Van is operating normally.

Gift Aid Your Donations to Donate More to Patient Care


Gift Aid is a scheme available to charities provided by HMRC. It means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate (money generated form your donated goods). By adding Gift Aid your donations are worth 25% more to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, at no extra cost to you!
That's as long as you’ve paid the basic rate of tax and make the donation from your own funds. You can easily sign up by completing a form at one of our shops when you are donating your goods. The staff in store will happily help you complete the form if you need help.

To find out more about Gift Aid click here.

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