Donating goods to your local Richard House shop is an easy way to support the hospice and de-clutter your cupboards at the same time. Please ring the selected stores beforehand. Your gift will help make a genuine difference to the lives of the children and young people we support.

What to donate

Our shops always need good quality, clean donations of the following:

  • Ladies fashion clothing
  • Children’s clothes and toys
  • Menswear and accessories
  • Books, CDs and DVDs
  • Quality homeware including crockery, home accessories and linens

All our shops will happily accept donations of the above during trading hours, find your nearest shop for addresses and trading times. You can also drop off donations at the hospice reception during normal office hours.

We are unable to accept donations of electrical items but we hope to be able to soon. Read about the items we cannot sell at our shops.

Furniture donations

If you have furniture you would like to donate, our Barking shop team may be able to offer a free collection service. However due to our limited resources, we may not be able to accept your donation for health and safety legislation, quality or fashion reasons. Our van crew will view offers of furniture donations and will let you know at the time of the viewing if any item cannot be accepted with the reason why.

To help avoid disappointment it would be useful to note the following:

  • Check upholstered furniture has fire retardant labels and all upholstered surfaces are intact
  • Provide measurements at the time of enquiring about collection
  • Email photographs of the furniture you wish to donate

For further information about donating furniture and to arrange a viewing please contact our Barking shop team directly on 0208 591 9393.

Retail Gift Aid

Did you know that permitting us to claim Gift Aid on the proceeds raised from the sale of your donated goods can help generate additional income for Richard House at no extra cost to you?

Make your donation go further with Gift Aid