How you can help by donating pre-loved clothing and essential items

For those on the street, products that we take for granted are often hard to come by or beyond their means. Pre-loved winter clothing and daily essentials such as sanitary products and nutritious food make a huge difference not only to physical health but to wellbeing and dignity too.

Donating essential items such as pre-loved Winter clothing, toiletries and food that’s easy to eat is a simple way to directly support those in need – and you can be sure that what you give goes straight to those in need.

Thanks to the help of our sponsor Smiths News, you can drop items off at any of the following locations:

Simply report to reception and let the relevant colleague know. Please see our full list of items below.

Drop off times

Any day except Christmas Day.


Smiths News, Punchbowl Park, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7HT

Site Contact:
Amanda Harris – PIO Champion
Kelly Carey – PIO Champion

Drop off times: 
Mon-Fri 8.00 – 4.00


Smiths News depot, Elmdon Trading Estate, Bickenhil Lane, Marston Green, Birmingham B37 7HE

Site Contact:
Rob Cottle – PIO Champion
Chris Shuttleworth – General Manager

Drop off times: 
Mon-Fri 8.00 – 4.00


Smiths News depot, Unit 3a Celtic Way, Celtic Lakes, Newport NP10 8BE

Site Contact:
Chris Benger – PIO Champion
Eddie Carey – PIO Champion
Ian Griffin – Manager

Drop off times: 
Mon-Fri 8.00 – 4.00


Smiths News depot, Brailsford Way, Chilwell Retail Park, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 6DH

Site Contact:
Mandy McCormack

Drop off times: 
Mon-Fri 8.00 – 4.00


Smiths News depot, Morrfield House, Lingard Lane, Bredbury Park Industrial Estate, Stockport SK6 2QT

Site Contact:
Tony McCall – Ops Manager

Drop off times: 
Mon-Fri 8.00 – 12.30


London Travel News Head office, Units C, Axis Park, Hurricane Way, Sutton Lane, Langley, SL3 8AG

Site Contact:
Esther O’Brien – PIO Champion

Drop off times: 
Mon-Fri 8.00 – 12.30


Smiths News Head office, Rowan House, Kembrey Park, Swindon, SN2 8UH

Site Contact:
Nicola Black – PIO Champion

Drop off times: 
Mon-Fri 8.30 – 4.00


Smiths News depot, Blockhouse Close, Worcester, WR1 2BT

Site Contact:
Rachael Stewart-Davies – PIO Champion
Luke Simons – PIO Champion

Drop off times: 
Mon-Fri 8.30 – 4.00

Trouble transporting donations?

If you have donations but can’t transport them or there is a significant amount please contact us via

The key items we need are:

Pre-loved Winter clothing

  • Jumpers
  • Jeans
  • Jogging bottoms
  • Trainers
  • Boots
  • Rucksacks
  • Gloves, hats & scarves
  • Socks
  • Blankets (not duvets)
  • Sleeping bags

Essential items:

  • Roll on deodorants
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Miniature shower gels, shampoos, conditioners & body lotions
  • Baby wipes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Feminine care products
  • Jelly sweets
  • Chocolate bars
  • Nutritional bars
  • Water
  • Energy drinks

Please ensure that items are clean and wearable and are packaged in a suitable bag – bin liner or equivalent is ideal.

If you are unsure how you can help, please visit our Amazon wish list.