Donate to our shops
We are taking a cautious, phased approach to re-opening our shops.
The next time you are having a clear out or re-vamping your home please think of us. We'd really appreciate it if you dropped off your donations to us
We are currently not accepting donations at any of our shops.
While some of our shops remain closed, we ask that you do not drop off your donations there.
We also ask that you only donate your items at the shops where we are taking donations.
We are accepting donations at:
We are not accepting donations at:
- Western Road, Brighton
- London Road, Brighton
- Church Street, Brighton
- Blatchington Road, Hove
- Hospice shop, Hove
We are only accepting the following quality items:
- Clothing and accessories
- Small items of furniture (able to be handled by a single individual)
- Vinyl records
- Bric-a-brac and homeware
- Working electrical items with all relevant accessories.
- Paperback books (no hardback, children's or reference books) - from 10 August
- Games, puzzles and wooden toys (no plastic toys) - from 10 August
You can also donate your old mobile phones, stamps, medals, and coins to us for recycling, as well as broken jewellery and any gold or silver items.
Please bring your donations in a bag you're happy to leave with us - as we need to quarantine items in them.
Sadly, due to COVID-19 measures, we cannot accept any other items.
We are not accepting the following items:
Sadly, in addition to the items listed in the drop downs below, we are also currently unable to accept:
- Harback, childeren's or reference books
- Large items of furniture
- Plastic toys
If you're not sure whether we can sell your donations, please take a look at the list of items we cannot sell below.
Sadly, we are currently not offering collections.
How to donate your items
You can drop off donations at any of our shops but only during shop opening hours – please do not leave them in the shop doorways.
We do offer a free collection service for donations of furniture - and if you have any home accessories, bags of clothing or small electrical items we can collect these items too.
If you have furniture or larger items you’d like to donate, we’re happy to collect free of charge. Simply complete the form below.
More information about donating
Resell, recycle, upcycle
Your donated items can be resold in our charity shops.
We are only able to accept donated items which are in a clean and re-saleable condition. We do not wish to cause disappointment or difficulties for you should we be unable to accept your donation so please read the below.
If you have a collection booked our experienced team will assess your item(s) at the time of collection. We recommend you avoid making any related arrangements (e.g. for delivery of replacement items) before your collection has taken place.
If you have any questions regarding items we can’t accept please call our Trading Team on: 01273 721188
Gift Aid on donated goods
Gift Aid is a scheme enabling Martlets to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer. This means that, if you pay UK tax and agree to Martlets claiming Gift Aid on your donation, the Government will give us 25p on top of every £1 you give to us and it does not cost you a penny.