The Salvation Army Donation Centre
21 New Road
SN15 1HS
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Contact Details:
Email: Phone: 01249 736605
Opening hours:

Mon 9am to 5pm
Tue 9:30am to 5pm
Wed - Sat 9am to 5pm
CLOSED - Sunday
Bank Holidays Vary

We offer:
  • Clothes, shoes and accessories
  • Small electrical items
  • Donation Point
  • Gift Aid Station
  • 24-hour clothing bank
  • Furniture Collection
  • Delivery service for larger items
  • Free Parking
  • Furniture
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About our donation centres

Salvation Army donation centres are all about community and affordability. Each donation centre has a similar look and feel, all offer a large shopping area with furniture, homeware, fashion and electricals, as well as 24-7 clothing banks at each site. We reuse and repurpose locally, including larger items and white goods that smaller high street stores are not able to accommodate. But it’s the focus on the community that makes each donation centre special to the people it serves.

Furniture & soft furnishings:

Beds, mattresses, sofa beds, pine wardrobes, curtains new and used plus much more. Please note – we will accept mattresses as long as they are in good condition and pillows if they are new.

Household items:

Homeware, kitchenware, crockery, ornaments, and much more.

Clothing and shoes:

Women’s, men’s, and children’s.


Belts, bags, jewellery, and much more.


Books, DVDs, CDs, toys and games

Household items:

Homeware, kitchenware, crockery, ornaments, and much more.


We also accept donations of money. Get in touch to find out more about the items you can donate and purchase.

Donations we can’t accept

Due to safety, hygiene and legal reasons, there are some items we’re unable to accept. Please see details below.

Children’s Equipment

Car seats (including detachable car seats), child mattresses (cots, moses baskets, travel cots, bikes (except for Recycles outlet locations).

Clothing and clothing accessories

Real fur or fur trimmed items, counterfeit, fake goods.

Furniture & Housewares

Gas appliances, oil lamps, cigarette lighters and cigarette lighter refill canisters, used duvets (except duvet covers), used pillows (except pillowcases).

Electrical Items

Electric showers, sunbeds and tanning equipment, power tools without instructions, hardwired appliances (i.e. ceiling, pendant or wall lamps), personal appliances (i.e. shavers, foot spas, unless new and sealed box).


Knives of any kind, swords, sword sticks, crossbows, guns and ammunition, antique or otherwise (including replica guns).


Heating and Cooking

Gas appliances (mains or bottled goods), oil filled radiators (not supplied with a thermostat), storage heaters (hardwired).

Sport & Safety Equipment

Buoyancy aids, life jackets, inflatable dinghies, inflatable toys for water, safety helmets – riding hats, crash helmets, cycle helmets and hard hats, safety harnesses of any sort. Personal Protective Equipment (i.e. knee pads, elbow pads, biker suits with in built padding), firefighting equipment.

Books, Media, Software and Hardware

Any goods that infringe copyright law including pirate DVDs, computer games and counterfeit CDs, 18 Certificate DVDs/Videos/Blu-ray/Computer Games, any DVDs and videos not legally classified by the BBFC, pornographic materials, IT equipment containing hard drives including tablets, laptops, desktop computers and mobile devices.


Wheeled walkers and zimmer frames, wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters, medication, branded alcoholic products, perishable goods, food and drink, cosmetics (unless sealed and in-date), prescription spectacles with no indication of lens strength, sunglasses with no indication of UV protection rating, ivory produced after June 1947, taxidermy produced after June 1947, fireworks, petrol or diesel fueled garden tools.

Making a difference

How our donation centres work

  • Your donations help raise funds for The Salvation Army’s work with vulnerable people in communities across the UK.
  • Our donation centres also work with local churches and community groups, offering free provisions for those with immediate needs.
  • Our Community Hubs offer a place to sit and rest as well as food provisions.
  • We reuse and recycle unwanted items locally, and provide affordable furniture, clothing, and other items to local people.
  • We offer free furniture collections which can be booked with the store team.
  • Our donation centres offer many volunteering opportunities, with free training, the opportunity meet new friends and much more!
  • For many, volunteering with us helps people back into work and is an ideal way to gain experience for a career in retail.

Your impact

How funds raised from your donations help


could provide a welcome pack for a homeless person in one of our Lifehouses


could provide 1 hour of support work for a homeless person in one of our Lifehouses


could pay for one week's worth of gas and electric top-up for an older person to heat their home


could meet the cost of running a weekly parent-and-toddler group


could help to send a child on a Salvation Army summer camp building their self-confidence


could help to run a youth club giving young people from troubled backgrounds the chance to develop new interests and skills

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We have a free collection service, and delivery of large items can also be arranged. Collections can be booked at your local donation centre.

Yes. Most of our donation centres have donation banks outside the store where you can drop off clothing, shoes and other small items. Furniture and larger items will need to be delivered to the store during opening hours, or you can book a collection to have someone pick them up for you. Please check your donation centre page for more information.

We accept most kinds of electrical goods, as long as they are not damaged (no cracked screens, missing or broken cords etc.) Every one of our donation centres has the ability to PAT test donations, so we are grateful to receive your preloved electrical of any kind (with exception of those listed above that we cannot accept for safety, hygiene or legal reasons).