Volunteer serving a customer in a shop
Volunteer serving a customer in a shop

Donating Goods

Each of our shops are currently accepting donated goods at different dates and times, so please see below for when your local shop will be able to take in your kind donations.

Bishops Cleeve – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 9:15am until 1pm
Tewkesbury – Every day until full
Cheltenham Bath Road – Every day until full
Cheltenham Pittville Street – Every day until full
Up Hatherley – Everyday until full. One bag per customer
Stroud – 10.00pm-3.00 pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Wotton Under Edge – Every day until full
Cirencester Bishops walk – Monday, Wednesday & Friday, until full
Cirencester Dyer Street – Every day until full
Tetbury – Every day until full
Nailsworth – Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, until full
Berkeley – Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 2 bag limit per household
Stonehouse – Every day until full
Hucclecote – Monday, Wednesday & Friday, until full
Gloucester – Monday, Wednesday & Friday, until full
Tuffley – Every day until full
Minchinhampton – Monday, Wednesday & Friday between 9.00am-11.00am. One bag per customer
Dursley Main – Monday, Wednesday & Saturday, 9.15am to 5.00pm
Dursley Bookshop – Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9.15am to 5.00pm
Painswick – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday until 3pm or until full
Our warehouse – We are taking donations here if people book in advance and make an appointment on 01453 836715, Monday – Friday where space allows.

Furniture Donations and Purchases

We sell fantastic furniture at the following 3 Longfield Hospice shops:

  • Bishops Cleeve
  • Up Hatherley
  • Stroud

Have a look at our Furniture Donations and Purchases page for more information.

Other Donations

Please do bear us in mind when you next have a clear out, we’ll be delighted to accept your pre-loved goods since we have not been able to accept donations in line with national lockdown measures in recent months. We need quality donated items all year round to enable our shops to have the best stock to sell, to generate vital revenue for our free hospice care.

We accept quality pre-loved women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, books, bric-a-brac, games and puzzles, children’s toys, handbags, accessories, shoes, linen, electrical items (we PAT test all our electrical items), CDS, DVDs, vinyl and furniture.

In the year 2019-2020 we had 107,458 amazing supporters who donated goods for our shops.

There are some items we cannot accept for various reasons. These include:

  • Children’s toys without the ‘CE’ mark on them
  • Soiled or dirty clothing
  • Soiled or dirty bedding or linen
  • Items of food or drink, including alcohol
  • Beauty products such as body lotions, soaps, etc.
  • Age restricted items such as some knives, fireworks, cigarettes, anything to do with gambling
  • Items of clothing where real animal fur has been used
  • Fake designer items, such as handbags

Retail Gift Aid

To help us raise even more money through our shops, please sign up to Gift Aid. You can make a real difference to us by completing the Retail Gift Aid form.

RAG Donations

Sometimes we do get items which are unsuitable for us to sell in the shops, if you are wanting to donate some items for us to send for Rag please help us by separating it in your donation and writing rag on the bag. In terms of clothing, any clothing which is deemed as unsaleable will be collected by our textiles collector, known in the sector as RAG.

The amount we get back for RAG is getting less and less, so in effect, we don’t get much back for these items so please help our staff and volunteers to sort these pieces in advance.

During 2019-2020 we had to send 45,000 bags to RAG.

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