We want your unwanted items
We want your unwanted items! Whether old or new, we can re-use, recycle or re-sell your things via our Sue Ryder high street shops.
We want the stuff you don't want
This October we asked you to clear out your clutter and support our work. All the money raised from the sale of your donated items goes directly to our charity, helping us to deliver incredible care for people with life-changing illnesses.
We also ran a special campaign in the Northwest of England, where our shops were set a challenge to see how much stock they could raise - find out more
Bags of care
In 2012, Sue Ryder generated over £9.5 million from the sale of donated and new goods. We rely on donations to help us provide incredible care to the 16,000 people we support every year.
Our October Wanted campaign saw an amazing 166564 bags of donated stock. 1 bag donation bag = 3 hours of incredible care.
All the money raised from the sale of your donated items goes directly to the charity; turn your wanted items into care when you clear out your cupboards, wardrobes and garage.
Every week throughout Octobers Wanted campaign (29th September - 26th October), 17 shops in the Northwest region were scored to see who had received the most donated stock compared to the same time last year.
By taking your donations along to your local shop, you helped the Northwest Region raise a massive 6171 bags. - top shops
Make your donation worth more
At no extra cost to you, you can gift aid your donation which means that we can claim back the tax on your donation. For example, if we sell your donated item for £4, it will be worth £5 to us. For every £50 of donations sold, we'll actually receive £62.50.
Gift Aid form
Download and complete the Gift Aid form and put it in your bag of donations when you deliver them to your local Sue Ryder shop.
Download a Gift Aid form
What can you donate?
We're asking you to donate your unwanted clothes, accessories, furniture, and bric-a-brac. You might think your garment or textiles are too old or worn to donate, but we can still use them. We can sell damaged or unsaleable clothes to a third party and raise vital funds.
Donations that are broken or do not comply with trading standards cannot be sold in our shops. We try to recycle theses items, but often the items end up in the waste. This costs us money. Please consider this when donating to us.
What you can donate
Want to donate furniture or multiple bags?
If you have a large donation item such as furniture, we can arrange to collect your item for free. Contact your nearest shop to find out more.
If you get together with friends, neighbours or family to collect 10 bags or more, our van might be able to come and collect your bags from your house. Get in touch to see if we can arrange a collection. Organise a collection for your local Sue Ryder shop
There are a few things we can't accept in all shops. For a definitive list of what we can't accept see: What you can donate
Find your nearest Sue Ryder shop
Can you host a donation station?
If you'd like to start a collection in your workplace or community centre, we can provide a donation station. These bright, colourful cardboard collection bins are approx 3' x 1.5'. Our Sue Ryder van will come and collect your donation station when you're ready.
You can also request donation bags; just get in touch to request some: Contact us about donating stock
You can download our Wanted! poster to help publicize the collection point: Wanted poster (pdf)
Want to find out more?
If you have any questions about donating goods, or to request a donation station or a donation bag, or if you need us to collect some stock, please get in touch using the online form: Contact us about donating stock