Shop donations

Our Mountbatten charity shops rely on the generosity of those who donate quality second-hand items.

All the proceeds from our shops go towards providing services for people across Southampton and west Hampshire who are facing death, dying and bereavement. 

What to donate

We gratefully accept the following for sale or recycling:

  • Clothing, accessories and shoes (including vintage, retro items and even bras!)
  • Valuable items
  • Books, stamps and coins
  • CDs, vinyl and DVDs
  • Homeware, such as china, kitchenware, ornaments, pictures, collectables
  • Soft furnishings, such as small rugs, linen, curtains
  • Toys and games
  • Furniture (please note that fabric furniture must include a fire safety label)

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept the following items for health and safety reasons, or because there is no longer any demand for them.

  • Mains or bottled gas appliance (for example, lighters, hair-styling tools)
  • Cookers/microwaves/heated blankets
  • Oil heaters
  • Protective headgear, for example, helmets
  • Toys without C.E. labels
  • Magnetic toys without warnings
  • Fancy dress without fire labels
  • Children's garments with drawstring hoods
  • Children's car seats or booster seats
  • Baby walking frames, door bounces, baby slings
  • Opened/used cosmetics and scents
  • Second hand earrings (including jewellery for other pierced body parts)
  • Used mattresses, pillows and quilts
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Weapons (including pointed objects that could be used as a weapon) and realistic toy weapons
  • Solvents and solvent based products
  • Any goods that infringe the copyright law
  • Consumables including alcohol, cigarettes, drugs or foodstuffs
  • Animal products including ivory, bone and tortoiseshell.
  • Dentures and prosthesis
  • Prescription glasses
  • Cot, crib or moses basket mattresses.
  • Items made of fur
  • Official items including police, emergency services or government identification, uniforms and vehicle plates
  • VHS tapes
  • Broken/dismantled items
  • Skateboards/roller skates without warning labels
  • Inflatables

* Please note this list is not exhaustive and our Retail team will be able to advise you further on items that we are unable to accept.