How to donate pre-loved items

How to donate pre-loved items

We welcome your pre-loved donations, which help us to raise valuable funds for the Hospice. Donations can be made either at one of our seven shops or at our Donation Centre.


Due to space and storage limits, our shops are only able to accept donations of two bags or boxes of pre-loved items per person.

We politely ask you to not leave donations outside of our shops as we are unable to accept these items due to the risk of contamination, which makes the items unsuitable for sale and incurs a cost for disposal.

Donation Centre

Our Donation Centre, situated at Unit 1, Queensway Avenue South, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 9AG, accepts large donations Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm. During the month of July, there is no need to make a drop-off appointment.

Please call us on 01424 728728 for more information.

Pre loved Furniture

Our furniture delivery team are available to collect donations of good quality pre-loved furniture free of charge. Should you wish to donate please call the Donation Centre on 01424 728728 Monday to Friday to arrange a viewing or e-mail photos of the furniture you wish to donate to and we will contact you.

We politely ask you to not leave donations outside our shops or the Donation Centre as we are unable sell these items, incurring a cost for their disposal. This means the Hospice loses vital funds.

Register your donation for Gift Aid

Registering for Gift Aid enables the hospice to raise additional funds from your pre-loved donations. For every £1 your items raise, St Michael’s Hospice will receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs*. This means every £10 raised becomes £12.50 at no extra cost to you.

If you wish to sign up, the process only takes a few minutes and we are happy to do this at all of our retail shops and Donation Centre. For more information, please see

*applicable to UK Taxpayers only.