All of the Havens Hospices shops are open for donations and purchases.
Can't get to one of our charity shops? No problem! You can now post your donations to us for free. Donate your pre-loved, quality items to help raise money for hospice careFind out more
Visit our eBay account to find a bargain or browse our selection of quality clothes, homeware and more.
Take a look at our Depop shop to find great quality, ethical and sustainable fashion items at a low price.
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Our shops are open 9am-5pm, Monday to Saturday.
Our Basildon, Benfleet, Colchester, Collier Row, Corringham, Dagenham, Grays, Hadleigh, Hockley, Hornchurch, Leigh-on-sea, Prittlewell, Rayleigh, Rochford, Shoebury Asda, Shoebury West Road, Southend, Southchurch, South Woodham Ferrers, Stanford-Le-Hope and Witham Charity Shops are also open Sunday 10am to 4pm.
There will be a reduced number of customers allowed in the stores at any one time so you may be asked to queue outside. We are only accepting contactless and card payments.
If you would like to donate please drop goods into your nearest Havens Hospices shop between opening hours. Please do not leave donations outside these times as they may be removed.
If you can't visit one of our shops, we also accept postal donations.
If you sign up to Gift Aid, it means that for every £1 we raise from the sale of your goods we can claim a further 25p from HM Revenue and Customs.
If you would like to participate in the Gift Aid scheme, please complete this form online here or ask to complete a form next time you visit a Havens Hospices shop.
We accept a wide range of donated goods and are grateful for anything that you are able to donate, including; all types of clothing, shoes and accessories, books, DVD’s and CD’s, bric-a-brac, toys and games. Our Prittlewell shop sells small electrical items so any donations would be greatly appreciated. You can drop off any small working electrical items during the shop's opening hours or you can donate these at our Shoebury, Hadleigh, Southend, Leigh-on-sea or Southchurch shops. Please note we are unable to accept furniture, large electrical items or white goods.
Our Prittlewell Shop located on Prince Avenue accepts donations of small electrical items in working condition including small kitchen appliances (except microwaves), electronic toys, hair straighteners, curling tongs, small lamps, irons, games consoles and radios.
Small electrical items can also be donated at our Shoebury, Southchurch, Southend, Hadleigh and Leigh-on-sea shops to be sold in our Prittlewell shop.
Please note we are unable to accept white goods such as washing machines, fridges and freezers etc.
We are currently only accepting card payments at all our shops. This was implemented during the pandemic to help reduce the risk of infection by handling coins and notes.
However, there are other benefits to the charity and our colleagues too. It reduces the risk of theft and robbery when cash is on the property, and reduces costs associated with banking cash, meaning more of what we raise can be spent on providing free hospice care for our community.
We do review this decision regularly and will alert customers should the situation change.
As a charity seller we do our best to authenticate designer pieces - taking recognsied brand markings, labels, packing and overall quality into account. However, due to this being a donated item we are often without the original proof of purchase so can never know its true origins.