Donate Items

Donating to St Peter's Hospice

Thank you for donating your items to the Hospice and helping us be here for our patients and families. Please choose how you would like to donate:

At our Charity Shops

Send items to us for free

Donating at our Charity Shops

Thank you for choosing to donate your items to one of our shops. We welcome your donations and appreciate your support.

All our shops accept donations every day that they are open, with the following exceptions:

  • Knowle Clearance at 329 Wells Road is unable to accept any donations at this time.
  • Totterdown at 172 Wells Road and Southville at 256 North Street are unable to accept donations on Sundays.

Please call ahead if you have a number of bags and boxes to donate. 

As always, we can only accept donations that are good enough quality to be sold on in the shops. There are a number of items that we are unable to take in our shops. Please take a look at the full list of items we are unable to accept here. When we receive things that are dirty, broken or poor quality, the Hospice has to pay for them to be taken away which is money we would rather spend on patient care. You can find out more about donating clothes to our shops here.

Please don't leave anything outside the shops, as this is classed as fly-tipping and you may be fined. Please also note, our donation station at Avonmouth and our mobile donation stations are now closed. Thank you.

Donating by Post

You can donate your pre-loved treasures and unwanted goods to us for free through the post. It's completely free and easy to do!

The Hospice has partnered up with so that you can post your donations to us for free. Each freepost donation can weigh up to 10kg and be up to 60cm x 50cm x 50cm in size.

What can I donate by post?

We would love to accept your quality pre-loved goods that are in excellent condition. If you loved it, someone else will, too! Right now, we are especially in need of:

  • Premium quality branded clothes, shoes and accessories
  • Jewellery - Gold and silver pieces in any condition are particularly desirable, modern or vintage
  • Cameras and lenses - Particularly high quality
  • Watches and clocks - As long as they're in good condition
  • Ornaments and antiques - Anything high quality and desirable, modern or vintage
  • Old foreign and domestic coins and notes - Any currency from any time and any country, regardless of condition
  • Medals and memorabilia - Unique, collectable or antique
  • Records and box sets - The more collectable and unique, the better
  • Toys, dolls and bears - Any vintage and antique items

Please wrap any fragile items carefully so they don't get damaged on their way to us.

Old notes and coins

What can't I donate by post?

Please don't send us bulky items. We would instead love to receive these at one of our shops. Also, we are unable to take a number of items either by post or in our shops. Please take a look at the full list of items we are unable to accept here.

Ready to donate by post? 3 quick easy steps

  1. Pack up your goods: your parcel can weigh up to 10 kilograms and measure up to 60cm x 50cm x 50cm
  2. Request a free post label: you'll receive a label through email, from to print at home. If you don't have access to a printer, Collect+ stores can print for you.
  3. Send off your parcel: take your parcel to your nearest Collect+ drop off point. Please make sure you only use this service when making an essential trip out.

Are there any items I can't donate?

All donated items need to be in a good, sellable condition. There are also certain items that cannot be sold due to legal and safety reasons and if they are grossly offensive and/or have discriminatory material. Collecting items that we cannot sell in our shops will translate into a cost for disposal for the Hospice.

Please take a look at the list below to find out which items we are not able to take.

Furniture and Housewares

  • Upholstered furniture without fire label
  • White flat packed, chipboard white veneered furniture
  • Damaged items or with missing parts which would make the item unsafe to use

Electrical Items

  • Electric blankets
  • Electric showers
  • Sunbeds and tanning equipment
  • Waste disposal units
  • Power tools without instructions
  • White goods
  • Cathode tube television

Heating and Cooking

  • Gas appliances (mains or bottled)
  • Gas cookers
  • Ovens with glass front/doors
  • Oil filled radiators (not supplied with a thermostat)
  • Oil heaters (mobile)
  • Storage heaters hardwired

Children's Equipment

  • Children's car seats
  • Prams, pushchairs and buggies
  • Highchairs
  • Cots, carry cots, playpens
  • Toys without the CE mark

Sports and Safety Equipment

  • Bicycles
  • Rollerblades, skateboards and scooters
  • Buoyancy aids, lifejackets, inflatable dinghies
  • Safety helmets, riding hats, crash helmets
  • Cycle helmets
  • Safety harnesses of any sort
  • Fire fighting equipment

Software and Hardware

  • Home recorded DVDs, video and audio tapes
  • Home recorded computer games and software on recordable CDs and DVDs
  • VCR videos
  • DVD and Videos without the necessary age rating


  • Knives
  • Swords, sword stocks, crossbows
  • Guns and ammunition (including replica guns)
  • Sharp items, including gardening tools


  • Personal appliances such as shavers, foot spas, etc (unless unused and in with original sealed box)
  • Duvets and pillows that have been used
  • Medications including vitamins
  • Perishable goods, food and drinks
  • Prescriptions spectacles
  • Cleaning agents, solvents and adhesives
  • Ivory
  • Petrol or diesel fueled garden tools such as lawn mowers
  • Candles without instructions
  • Used animal beds and cages
  • Open toiletries/cosmetics
  • Fur