Donate items to charity

Here at Sue Ryder, we have almost 400 charity shops across the UK selling donated items. On this page, you can find out more about the items we sell, how to donate, and why we’re so grateful for your support.

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Our shops accept a wide range of items

Our charity shops take a range of items on a daily basis, including:

  • furniture
  • bikes
  • electricals
  • clothes (in particular men's/women's designer brands and vintage/retro clothing)
  • bric-a-brac
  • books (including vintage or collectible editions)
  • toys
  • DVDs
  • records (7, 10 and 12 inch vinyl records)
  • video games (vintage console games from 1990s/early 2000s)
  • shoes (any kind, so long as they’re in good condition!)
  • collectable items (including coins and stamps)
  • jewellery
  • ornaments (vases, bowls, crockery)
  • premium photography equipment (such as cameras, tripods, bags, filters, lenses)

So, if you’ve got something you no longer want or need, why not donate it to your local Sue Ryder charity shop? It might be exactly what someone else is looking for, allowing pre-loved items to be reused to save on waste and be more sustainable, and you’d be helping us to raise vital funds to support our care at the same time.

Find your local Sue Ryder charity shop

Search Sue Ryder shops

We have almost 400 charity shops across the UK selling donated items such as clothing, furniture, books, music and much more. Our shops are accepting donations, but please contact your local shop directly if you have any questions.

Items we can’t accept

While we’re really grateful for all your donations, there are some things we can’t take due to legal or safety reasons.

See the full list of items we can’t accept

How to donate items to charity

There are a range of ways to donate to our charity shops, including:

Our free furniture collection service

Our free furniture collection service makes it easy to donate your unwanted furniture items. All you need to do is enter your postcode and we’ll be able to tell you if we can collect your donation. 

If we can, we’ll ask you to tell us a bit more about the items you’re donating, and you’ll need to choose a date for your collection. We’ll then get back to you confirming all the details.  


With over 400 Sue Ryder charity shops across the UK, you might prefer to bring your donation to one of our shops instead. If you would like to drop off your donation, please contact your local Sue Ryder shop to check the items they sell.

Donating clothes to charity

We also accept a range of pre-loved clothes, if you’re looking to clear out your wardrobe or de-clutter.

You can donate your unwanted clothes to charity by dropping them off in your local Sue Ryder shop.

Corporate donations

If you are a business or organisation and have a corporate donation you would like to discuss with us, find out more or contact our corporate donations team on

How your donations help

Big or small, your donations help us to provide more care for more people going through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness or the death of someone close to them - we’re there when it matters.

  • Donations that raise £25 could pay for one hour of our expert care, helping people live the best life they possibly can. 
  • Donations that raise £50 could go towards grief counselling sessions for people coming to terms with the death of someone they love.
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Sue Ryder Online Shop

Did you know that we also have an online shop? You’ll find a range of brand new and donated goods with 100% of profits helping to provide our palliative care and bereavement support.

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Specialist charity shops
As one of the most innovative charity retailers on the high street, we have a range of specialist charity shops and products to suit you.
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A more caring way to shop
When you shop at Sue Ryder, you’re caring for people and the planet. We've introduced ways to make shopping with us more sustainable and kinder to the environment.
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Sign up for Retail Gift Aid
Have you donated items to our charity shops or use our free furniture collection service? Sign up to gift aid for your donated items with our quick online form at the bottom of this page.