40 Items in 40 Days

Support Northern Ireland Hospice this Lent by taking part in our 40 items in 40 days Challenge!

Instead of giving up treats for lent, why not give up clutter?

Each day of Lent, fill a bag with things you no longer need and help fund our vital services throughout Northern Ireland. By filling just one bag with your unwanted goods, you could pay for one hour of specialist care for a local person in your community. 

We rely on the generosity of your donations to keep our charity shops stocked. All the proceeds from our shops go directly towards providing high-quality and compassionate end-of-life care to local people who need it most. We always need good quality items to sell in store, so if you no longer need it don't throw it away!

Drop off your donations at our 25 Hospice shops located across the province and help Hospice support those living with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.

Items that can be donated in store include:

  • Clothing (Designer and vintage are always a bonus!)
  • Shoes, handbags and accessories
  • Household textiles
  • Cushions
  • Curtains
  • Ornaments and pictures
  • Books, CDs, DVDs and games
  • Jewellery (broken gold also of value)
  • Antiques and collectables
  • Unwanted gifts and gift sets
  • Furniture  (Finaghy, Antrim Road, Bangor, Glengormley and Antrim shops only)
  • Toys and Jigsaws

Items that cannot be donated in store include:

  • Larger electrical goods
  • Gas appliances
  • Oil heaters
  • Crash and safety helmets
  • Food items
  • Spectacles
  • Toys without the CE label
  • Weapons including flick knives
  • Children wear with drawstrings and/or tassels
  • Pierced earrings
  • Nursery items – prams, etc
  • Underwear (unless new & labels attached)
  • Water safety products
  • Goods unfit for resale

 If you would like to donate large furniture items, please contact our warehouse team on 028 90241 549.

If you don't want to take part in our 40 items in 40 days challenge, you can make a voluntary donation here and help Hospice continue to care for people across Northern Ireland.