East Lancashire Hospice

Donation Drop Off (Warehouse)

  • At this time we are unable to collect donations from your home, you must be able to bring them to our Whalley Banks Trading Estate, 2 Brunswick St, Blackburn BB2 1NR
  • At this time we are limiting the amount of donations from one household to a maximum of four bin bags (or equivalent sized bags)
  • Where possible please separate out your donations into different categories - clothes, toys etc. in separate boxes or bags
  • Due to social distancing measures our staff and volunteers cannot help you unload your donations
  • We are not able to return your boxes or bags
  • At this time we are not accepting donations at any other locations – please do not leave donations outside any of our shops as they are currently not open and this is classed as fly tipping
  • Please be thoughtful with your donations and only donate good quality, saleable goods




We are extremely grateful for every donation that we receive and couldn’t raise the money that we do for the hospice without the generosity of people donating goods for us to sell.­Unfor­tunately, there are some things that we can’t sell for safety or legal reasons and therefore have to pay to dispose of them which increases our costs.Whilst we understand that it is sometimes difficult and uncom­for­table to refuse donations it is sometimes necessary; if people are explained the reasons why we have to refuse a donation in the correct manner they will usually be fine about it.


Items we cannot sell and therefore cannot accept as donations

Any kind of goods that are broken, damaged, soiled or dirty

  • Upholstered furniture without a fire label
  • Electric blankets, new or used (of any type)
  • Gas appliances or heaters (bottled or mains)
  • Any type of oil filled radiators
  • Any type of oil heater
  • Storage heaters or fan heater
  • Safety helmets, riding hats, crash helmets, bicycle helmets
  • Children’s car seats or booster seats (of any type)
  • Duvets and pillows
  • Videos and tapes
  • Knives
  • Large non-flat screen TV’s or TV’s without built in Freeview
  • Printers, PC’s and laptops
  • Large quantities of hard backed books
  • Coat hangers
  • Large quantities of CD’s and/or DVD’s
  • Medical supplies (including pads and nappies)
  • Mobility equipment, of any kind including crutches and walking frames
  • Broken, damaged or soiled goods
  • Glass TV stands, black or clear
  • Foot Spas
  • Microwave Ovens