Donate Clothes to Charity
Donate Clothes to Charity

Clothes Donations

Donate Clothes to Charity

Could your old and unwanted clothes help us save lives?

Whether you’re having a Spring clear out or need to make space in your wardrobe, The Air Ambulance Service wants your unloved clothes to help raise vital funds for our life-saving services.

By donating clean, wearable, and high-quality clothing, you will help keep our customers happy and returning to the store to purchase beautiful pre-loved clothes. At the same time, you will keep our critical care cars on the road and helis flying.

Donate clothing to your local charity store

We have over 50 stores across our HEMS and Children’s Air Ambulance service awaiting your donations. Simply pop by with all of your clean clothing, bagged and ready to hand over to one of our friendly shop staff or volunteers.

Want to find your nearest store? Use our local store finder.

What clothing can I donate?

We are always happy to receive clothing of any kind and style, all we ask is that is in a sellable condition, ideally washed, ready to put out on the shop floor. 

  • Men’s and women’s wear
  • Baby and children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes
  • Watches and jewellery are
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats and handbags

It’s also wonderful if clothing can be sold straight away. However, we have plenty of storage for items for specific seasons, such as skiwear. 

We also ask that the condition is checked before donating.

DID YOU KNOW:  It can actually cost charities to dispose of sellable items, taking money that could be used to help save lives

What happens to my donated clothes?

When you donate to us, your items are reviewed to check their condition and salability before being sold in our shops or listed for our eBay store. Any unsellable clothes are then disposed of at a cost to the charity.

With each mission costing £2,300 for the local air ambulance and £3,600 for the Children’s Air Ambulance, your unloved clothing is the perfect way to help us save more lives.

To read more about how our work helps those in need, visit our Patient Stories.


Where can I donate clothes?

Your local air ambulance and Children’s Air Ambulance make it really easy for you to donate. In addition to our stores, we have several donation stations where you can drop off your items.

If you’re unable to reach our stores or nearest clothing banks, then please call our team to arrange a collection.

What clothing is not accepted?

Unfortunately, there are some items of clothing we are unable to accept;

  • Work uniforms
  • Dirty or stained items
  • Ripped or torn fabric
  • Missing buttons or broken zips
  • Prescription sunglasses
  • Wedding dresses, veils and shoes