Furniture and electrical charity shops

Buy preloved furniture and electrical goods or donate items at a Red Cross charity shop near you.

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The British Red Cross has specialist charity furniture and electrical shops around the UK.

We also sell furniture and electrical items in all our local charity shops, and you can donate there as well.

To buy electrical items online, please visit our eBay shop.

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A volunteer arranges a tea set on a table at a British Red Cross furniture and electrical charity shop.

Does the Red Cross take furniture donations?

Yes, you can donate second-hand furniture to one of our specialist shops.

Some of our local Red Cross charity shops also take furniture, but please call first to check if they can accept your donation

What kinds of furniture can I donate?

From a sofa to a bedside table, and from a lamp to an armchair, we can take a wide range of second-hand or unused furniture and household goods. 

Please contact your nearest shop if you have any questions on furniture donations.

Do you have charity furniture collection?

Please call your local Red Cross charity shop or one of our specialist furniture shops to check if they can collect your furniture or electrical goods. 

Can I donate a bed?

We can accept donations of bed frames but not mattresses. You can also donate good quality duvet covers, cushions and cushion covers (but not duvets and pillows for hygiene reasons). Your Red Cross charity shop can give you more information on the donations they can accept.

Two volunteers move a bed from a van to a British Red Cross furniture and electrical charity shop.

Can I donate dinner sets, bowls and other kitchenware?

Yes, we are grateful for donations of all kinds of items for the home, such as dinner sets, bowls, china, teapots and teacups, glasses, cutlery and plates. If your item is in good condition and you think someone could use it, our charity shops can probably find it a new home.  


It was also fun to chat with those who came in to donate their books, crockery and other household items.
Mellissa, a volunteer at a Red Cross furniture and electrical shop

Do your charity shops take electrical goods?

Yes, our specialist and local shops can take donations of new, used and vintage electrical items.

We would particularly like:

  • TVs, DVD players, and other media players
  • small electrical appliances, such as lamps
  • games consoles including Xbox and PlayStation
  • hair straighteners.

Some of our shops can accept white goods such as a fridge, washing machine or dishwasher – please contact the shop to check first. 

No, for security reasons, we cannot accept donations of:

  • gas appliances
  • microwaves and electric heaters
  • computer hard drives
  • mobility scooters.

See a full list of items we can’t sell.