Charity shop donations - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
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Charity shop donations

What to donate

Donating unwanted clothes or household items to our charity shop is a great way of supporting your local air ambulance. However, whilst we appreciate all donations, there are a few restrictions on what we can and cannot accept, so to save you time on your next trip to drop off donations, we’ve put together a quick guide on what you can and can’t donate next time you’re having a clear out!

What can I donate?

  • Clothing
  • Shoes and bags
  • Accessories and jewellery
  • Books
  • CDs and DVDs (we cannot accept home-recorded media)
  • Homeware items (photo frames, kitchenware, etc.)
  • Children’s toys and games (soft toys must still have their CE label intact)
  • Soft furnishings – small rugs, curtains, etc. (please note we can only accept furnishings that still have fire tags on)
  • Mobile phones
  • Electrical items
  •  Furniture (only at our Yate shop)

What we can’t accept

  • Sharp items (scissors, knives, etc.)
  • Safety equipment
    • Helmets
    • Harnesses
    • Life jackets
  • Children’s items
    • Car seats
    • Pushchairs/prams
    • Cots and mattresses
    • High chairs
  • Used duvets and mattresses
  • Medication or medical equipment
    • inc. prescription glasses
  • Open cosmetics
  • Hard drives
  • White goods
  • Fireworks
  • Perishable goods (food and drink)
  • Solvents and adhesives

If you have any questions over what we can and cannot accept, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and check on 0303 4444 999 or by dropping us an email at

Thank you for supporting your local air ambulance!

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