Because Toys Aren’t Just for Christmas

Jan 4, 2024Pre-loved toys

The toy industry in the UK is an incredibly lucrative market, continuing to grow steadily year on year; and with over 750 manufacturers in the UK, you’re bound to have a toy or a few lying around your house.

In this blog, we have compiled a list of a mix of charities and causes that accept toy donations, to provide you with a guide to donating your unwanted or unused toys so they can become someone else’s new treasure.

St-Margarets-Hospice Shop

St Margaret’s Hospice

Located in the village of South Petherton, St Margaret’s Hospice is a charity shop that will accept all your unused or unwanted toys. Any donations will contribute to one of the many causes they support; your generosity making a meaningful impact on those in need.

Click here to visit their official website.

Cancer-Research-UK shop

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is perhaps one of the most recognisable charities across the UK, supporting the research and awareness of both the treatment and finding the cure for cancer. With stores to be found all over the UK where you can donate and purchase a wide range of items, this charity is an incredibly worthy cause.

Click here to visit their official website.

Oxfam shop


Oxfam is a widely known charity that supports poverty and inequality across not only the UK, but the globe. With charity shops blanketing the South West and the rest of the UK, you can almost guarantee that there’s one near you. Oxfam accepts the donation of various items including toys and offers a postal service where you can alternatively post your items to them, making it convenient to donate your unwanted or unused toys to a cause that really makes a difference.

Click here to visit their official website.

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Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is a small charity that makes a huge difference. Their focus is on saving those who need urgent medical care in hard-to-reach locations. In places such as the moors, fields and beaches, the Air Ambulance supports those who can’t be retrieved by car, or who need urgent admittance to hospital. Being a service that is purely funded by donations, this charity relies on the generosity of the public to be able to operate. You can aid this charity by donating as little as 1 toy to help make a difference to someone in dire need of their services.

Click here to visit their official website.

Hospitals NHS Mangrove Park


Last on our list, but certainly not least, is definitely a cause worth considering – Hospitals. Donating your unused toys to a local hospital or paediatric ward is a thoughtful gesture that won’t go amiss! By doing this, it ensures that children facing health challenges can find some comfort and distraction through play. Although, before dropping off your generous donation, to ensure your chosen hospital accepts donations, it’s advised to give a quick call to their reception to check first.

Any toy donation, no matter how big or small can bring joy to those in need. Whether you’re supporting local causes like the Devon Air Ambulance or contributing to a larger-scale charity like Oxfam, every donation helps. By donating an unused or unwanted toy or two, you can make a meaningful difference.

We hope that this guide will give you the inspiration to donate to one of these well-deserving charities.