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Donate your goods

Our shops are an important source of income for the charity, helping fund new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in Yorkshire.

We are grateful for your good quality donations, in a clean and saleable condition.

Items we can accept

  • Clothing
  • Accessories such as shoes and handbags, jewellery, belts and ties
  • Homewares including electricals and small furniture
  • Toys, jigsaws and games
  • Books and vinyl records
  • CDs and DVDs

Unfortunately we are unable to accept:

  • Damaged, Broken or incomplete items
  • Nightwear and underwear.
  • Baby safety equipment including cots, baby baths, moses baskets etc. 
  • Computer monitors

Please consult our full list of items we are unable to accept before donating your goods. If you are unsure, please contact your local shop.

Bookshelf at our Knaresborough charity shop

Ways to donate your goods

Drop your donations off at our shops

You can donate your good quality items directly to our shops in Harrogate, Leeds, Knaresborough, Northallerton, Ripon, Pickering and Skipton. 

Find your nearest shop

Post your donations for free

Donating your items is easier than ever – you can now post your donations directly to our donation centre in Harrogate, completely free of charge.

  1. Pack your items up in an envelope, parcel or box of your choice
  2. Request a Freepost label (this will be emailed to you), print your label at home or download your print in-store voucher
  3. Take your packaged donation to a Collect+ drop off point so it can be posted to us for free
Request a label

Drop off at our Donation Centre

You can drop your donations at our Donation Centre in Harrogate. Find us at Hornbeam Square West, Harrogate, HG2 8PA

With ample free parking, we are open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. We can accept good quality clothing, homewares, toys, books, small electrical and furniture.

Donation Centre location

Yorkshire Cancer Research
Hornbeam Square West

Book a collection

We can collect your donations from you if:

  1. You are within a 10 mile radius of one of our shops or our Donation Centre in Harrogate, and
  2. Have more than 6 bags or boxes of clean, good quality items to donate. This could include furniture or small electricals.

We kindly request you to pack your items safely and securely in bags and boxes suitable for transit, weighing no more than 10kg each. Ideally no bigger than 60x40x25cm and left in a suitable downstairs location for our drivers to safely collect.

Call us on 01423 877233 to discuss availability in your area.

Business donations

Donating goods to Yorkshire Cancer Research is a great way for businesses to dispose of returns and end of line stock, whilst freeing up space for new ranges. It also reduces waste, and prevents the use of landfill.

Your donations will enhance your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and are a tax-efficient way of supporting us - If you donate goods that your business makes or sells, you can claim the cost of these goods in your business accounts.

For more information or to arrange a collection, contact our team on 01423 510708 or email

Don't forget to Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can Gift Aid your donations.

Each time you Gift Aid your donations, you make them worth 25% more when we sell them - making every penny count towards finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in Yorkshire.