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Gateway Furniture Project - Donate

Donate Items to Gateway Furniture

Please be aware that we are limited to collections from within and around the Swindon area. We do collect from the following locations, Highworth, Purton, Royal Wootton Bassett, Lydiard Millicent, Cricklade, Wanborough. If you live further away than these locations, we may not be able to assist.

Items we are unable to collect

To avoid disposal costs, which would reduce our funding and ability to help those most in need in Swindon, we are unable to collect items that we cannot redistributed. We are only able to collect items which are in a clean re-saleable condition.Sofas, sofa beds, futons or any chairs with padding need to be in a good clean condition without any rips, stains or structural damage. The fire safety label must have the wording ‘Carelessness causes fire’.  With beds the fire label is different – it is a small blue label with a match or flame symbol.

If you're not sure we can take your donations, please look at our list below, which lists some items we do not take:

  • Car seats
  • Prams, pushchairs, buggies
  • Cots, carry cots, playpens, high chairs
  • Cot mattresses
  • Gas appliances (mains or bottles goods)
  • Gas cookers
  • Built in cookers
  • Safety Helmets - Riding hats, crash helmets, cycle helmets
  • Safety harness of any sort
  • Bicycles

Due to restricted space on our vans, with the exception of mattresses, we are not able to take items that are over 6ft high and 4ft wide. ​​We recommend avoiding making any related arrangements(e.g. for delivery of replacement items) before your collection has taken place. With each booking we always say that the driver has the final say on all items being offered as they get to see the overall condition on the day of collection. We do not guarantee to take all items that are being offered.

Donations we will collect

  • White Goods in working order
  • Sofas (with or without armchairs) with fire labels and in good condition
  • Sofa beds with fire labels and in good condition
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Standard 1 and 2 door wardrobes under 6ft
  • Chests of drawers
  • Bed bases, wooden or divan in good condition. Wooden bed bases need to be dismantled prior to collection
  • Mattresses with fire label and in good condition
  • Bedside tables
  • Book cases (this may be limited at peak collection periods)
  • Retro/Vintage furniture in good condition
  • Display and storage cabinets (this may be limited at peak collection periods)
  • Chaise Longue

Donations we will accept if brought to our shop

  • Ottomans
  • Records, CDs & DVDs
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Books
  • Good Quality Toys (with a valid CE Safety Mark)

Collecting Donated Items

Collection of your donated item(s) is FREE OF CHARGE. If you would like to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of the collection (it currently costs us an average of £20 to make a collection) please advise a member of our staff when confirming details of your collection.

Donate Finance

Gateway Furniture is non-profit making and uses all the income it receives to help and support local people in the Swindon area. If you would like to make a financial donation, to help us bless local people in need with the provision of furniture, this can be done via our Virgin Money Giving Page Donate

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