We are incredibly lucky in that the majority of our shops are currently full of kindly donated pre-loved stock.

If you would like to donate your goods at any of of stores across Herefordshire, we’d advise you call the shop directly to see if they are accepting donations. We would hate for you to have a wasted journey.

For full information and contact details for all of our retail outlets, please visit our Store Finder page here

If you have large items of furniture you would like to donate, why not use our free collection service. Our friendly 2-person team can come and collect the items from you for free.

For personal possessions of value left to St Michael’s Hospice in a Will please contact Director of Income Generation, Marketing and Communications, Rachel Jones on rjones@smhospicehereford.org

Make your donations to St Michael’s Hospice go further

By registering for Gift Aid you’ll help us earn an extra 25% on the value of the items you donate.

That’s an extra £25 on top of every £100 raised. Which would make an enormous difference to helping to fund hospice care.
Sign up in-store or with your collection drive – make your donation and we will do the rest.

Gift Aid is a government scheme which enables charities to reclaim 25p of every £1 donated by tax-paying individuals. The scheme also allows charities to reclaim 25% of the sale price of donated goods sold in charity shops.

For St Michael’s Hospice, this amounts to a whopping £100,000 that could potentially be recovered from the Inland Revenue if all our donors were registered for Gift Aid.

What can I do to help?

When you take your donated goods to any of our charity shops, just ask to register for Gift Aid, provided that you are a tax-payer. Fill in a form on our device in-store or with your collection driver and you will be sent your unique donor number. Each time you bring in a donation, tell us your donor number so that 25% of the selling price can be recovered.

Three times a year, we will write or email you telling you how much Gift Aid has been reclaimed from your donations (this is a legal requirement).

Do I have to be a tax payer?

Yes, you do have to be a UK tax payer and pay an amount of income and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the tax that we reclaim on your donations. You can find out more about Gift Aid on the Inland Revenue website: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm

I donate goods regularly. Will I have to complete a form every time?

No, you just complete one initial form; just make sure that you provide your donor number every time you donate.

I have noticed that other charities run the scheme already

Yes, the potential extra income that can be raised from this scheme is tremendous. By choosing to donate your unwanted items to St Michael’s Hospice, you can be sure that your donation raises as much money as possible, and at no extra cost to you.

Do you have large items that you would like to donate?

Book our free collection service. Let our two-person team come and collect those large items for you.

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We can collect large items for free from within a 20 mile radius of our 4 Home & Living stores.

Thank you for considering us for your goods! Please call your preferred retail outlet ahead of your visit to ensure they are accepting donations. We would hate for you to have a wasted visit.

For full information and contact details for all of our retail outlets, please visit our Store Finder page here

Here are some of the things you can donate:

  • Clothes
  • Shoes and accessories
  • Bridalwear
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Furniture*
  • Bedding and soft furnishings
  • Curtains
  • Electrical goods, including fridges, cookers and washing machines
  • Childrens toys and games*
  • Books
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Pictures/picture frames
  • Unwanted gifts
  • China
  • Garden appliances
  • Pushchairs with a 5-point harness
  • Antiques/collectables
  • We are also grateful for items that can be recycled, in particular rags, mobile phones and stamps.

*Unfortunately we are unable to accept upholstered items that do not have relevant fire and hazard labels, furniture that is in a bad state of repair or contains woodworm, beds that are stained, skateboards, skates, crash helmets, cycle helmets, prams, car seats and underwear. We can only take pushchairs that have a five fixed-point harness (two over the shoulders, two at the waist and one through the legs).

Sometimes we sell donated items onto organisations who ship goods to Third World countries. Items may also be sold on for parts or recycling. We aim to minimise waste as much as possible, both to make as much money as we possibly can from all your donations and to keep waste out of landfill.

We really appreciate your kind donations. Unfortunately, there are some items that we are unable to sell. Please check before you donate – we would hate for you to have a wasted journey.

  • Magnetic toys 
  • Video tapes
  • Old style ‘box’ televisions 
  • Ivory 
  • Pornography 
  • Foot spas
  • Razors and epilators 
  • Pushchairs without a 5-point safety harness
  • Electric blankets
  • Livestock i.e. fish
  • Loose cover sofas, armchairs or suits
  • Wall units which are over 4ft wide
  • Flat pack furniture
  • Electric beds
  • Pianos/organs