What items do you accept as donations?
We can accept:
- Ladies’, men’s and children’s clothing
- Shoes, handbags, belts, ties and accessories
- Bed linen, curtains and tablecloths
- Books, CDs and DVDs
- Bric-a-brac, pictures and household items
- Furniture and rugs
- Small electrical items (all electrical items are PAT tested before they are put out for sale)
- Flat screen TVs if complete with remote control
- Stamps and collections
What items don’t you accept as donations?
Due to limited space, low demand, hygiene and health and safety reasons there are some items we do not accept as donations. These are:
- Moses baskets; cots; cribs; car seats
- Highchairs; prams; pushchairs; potties
- Plastic feeding bottles or bowls
- Nursery toys e.g. teething items
- Children’s clothes with drawstring necks
- Roller skates/blades; ice skates/blades
- Ski equipment
- Exercise equipment
- Skateboards; scooters; bicycles
- Crash/riding/cycle helmets
- Cutlery; knives or blades of any kind
- Computer equipment: monitors; keyboards; scanners; printers
- Video recorders
- Cookers; microwaves
- Fridges; freezers
- Washing machines; tumble driers
- Electric fires
- Sewing machines; trouser presses
- Foot spa and facial steamers
- Hairdryers, straighteners, rollers
**We do not accept the electrical items listed as they either have no resale value or they require specialist checking, which we do not have the facilities to undertake.
- Any Mediquip equipment
- Mobility Aids
- Walking frames
- Electric blankets
- Used duvets; pillows; mattress protectors
- Sleeping bags
- Earrings for pierced ears
- Spray paint
What items can you recycle?
We operate a zero waste to landfill policy on saleable items, working in partnership with CTR Textiles. We can recycle:
- Bric-a-brac – must be complete (no broken or damaged)
- CDs, DVDs and games
- Old and current banknotes and coins
- UK and foreign currencies
- Desktop ink cartridges (all except Epson)
- Mobile phones
- Laptops and tablets
- Electronic gaming and gadgets
- Old cameras and equipment
- Handbags and belts
- Gold, silver and silver plated
- costume jewellery
- watches and pocket watches
- Medals and militaria
- Mobile phones
- Soft toys
- U.K and foreign stamps
- Single stamps and collections
Can you claim Gift Aid on my donated items?
If you’re a UK taxpayer we can apply for Gift Aid on your donated items meaning that we can claim an extra 25p per £1 from HMRC on the price we sell them for at the Whaley Bridge shop. Read our full Gift Aid FAQs.
Are your shops accessible for people with disabilities?
Our hospice building in Chapel-en-le-Frith is accessible to wheelchairs and includes small items and trinkets to buy, to help raise vital hospice funds. Our shops in Buxton and New Mills are unfortunately not accessible for people who are dependent on wheelchairs due to steps outside, but people who can transfer can be assisted by handrails when inside. Our Chapel shop and the ground floor of our Whaley Bridge department store are both accessible to those in wheelchairs, and inside there are supportive aids too. Staff and volunteers will also be on hand to offer assistance if there’s a particular item they can look for on your behalf. We also have larger, well-defined signage for those with impaired vision across our retail sector.
Above all, people with any disability including non-visible ones or those with learning disabilities, can rest assured that there will always be a warm welcome from our retail staff and volunteers, who will be able to provide assistance and support as necessary. Our shops provide a safe place for anyone who is feeling scared or uneasy when out and about across the High Peak – please just bob in and one of our staff members will be able to assist by calling a loved one or ensuring that you feel comfortable enough to continue on your journey.