Donating goods

Our shops entirely rely on your generous donations. Every item we receive contributes to helping us raise vital income. There are some goods that we can't sell for legal, health and safety, demand or quality reasons so we cannot accept these as donations.

Ladybarn Shop Furniture

Examples of donations we can accept:

  • Clothes
  • Wedding dresses and bridal wear
  • Bags/handbags
  • Belts/scarves/gloves
  • Shoes
  • Jewellery
  • Books/audio books
  • DVDs/CDs
  • Toys
  • Toiletries (unused)
  • Unwanted gifts
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Unusual/Collectable items
  • Furniture (all soft furnishings must have a fire label)
  • Full dinner services
  • Bicycles
  • Stationery
  • Bedding/bed linen
  • Curtains
  • Pictures/picture frames
  • Gardening tools/furniture
  • Alarm clocks
  • Mobile phones
  • Kitchen appliances
  • New or unused toner cartridges (we are unable to recycle used cartridges)
  • Lamps
  • Televisions
  • DVD Players

Donations we can’t accept:

  • Soft furnishings (sofas, rugs, mats and cushions) without fire labels or covers
  • Duvets
  • Carpets
  • Heating and cooking items such as gas appliances, oil heaters and oil filled radiators
  • Safety equipment such as firefighting equipment
  • Software and hardware such as home-recorded items and computer hard drives
  • Videos
  • Weapons, including knives, swords and firearms
  • Perishable goods, cleaning agents
  • Ivory items
  • Used animal beds/cages
  • Medication
  • Medical items such as commode’s, crutches, mobility devices for specific height and weights, prescription spectacles,
  • Mobility scooters without correct documentation
  • Car seats
  • Skateboards, roller skates, crash and bike helmets
  • Pianos
  • Clothes/coat hangers

To donate your unwanted items you can:

  • Take items to one of our charity shops during opening hours – please do not leave bags outside the shops when they are closed.
  • Drop off your items at the donation stations at one of our hospice sites.
  • Arrange a collection by contacting us on 0161 477 7839 or for large items or furniture donations call 0161 445 7990. Please note: we won’t be taking bookings for donation collections from the 23rd December until the 2nd of January.
  • We hold regular donation drive thru’s at our Distribution Centre (Unit A1 Bankfield Industrial Estate, Reddish). You can also drop donations off at our Distribution Centre – Monday to Friday between 9am-3pm.

The next dates for our donation drive thru’s are:

  • Saturday 18th January
  • Saturday 22nd February
  • Saturday 28th March
  • Saturday 18th April

What we can collect:

Before organising your collection please check that:

  • All furniture items are in good condition, clean and complete, and (where appropriate) that they work correctly.
  • All upholstered furniture has a fire label attached. For sets, i.e. a three piece suite, dining chairs etc., each individual item must have its own fire label.
  • White goods – as long as they’re in good condition.

What we can’t collect:

Due to the cost of providing a collection service we only collect furniture that is suitable for sale in our specialist shops.  Our drivers are briefed on items that are suitable so please do not be offended if we are unable to accept your donation at point of collection.

We are unable to accept the following:

  • Items that are ripped, torn or stained
  • Furniture showing evidence of woodworm
Cheadle Shop Bridal Dresses

Did you know we offer a FREE furniture collection service?

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