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The Arches charitable donations delivery

Donating to The Arches

We are open for donations on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10-12 noon

Email info@thearchesnottingham.org (leaving your phone number) to discuss donating or drop them down during our open hours. Sometimes we need to say no thank you to donations if they are not items we can pass on.


We give away furniture for people moving into empty properties and we make up lovely bedding packs and items to help set up a kitchen to enable people to cook. We want people to feel blessed by what they receive from us, so we ask that all donations are in good, clean condition, something you would be happy to pass onto a friend.

Dropping off your donations

Please scroll down to see the list of what we can accept.

We are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-12 to drop donations down. We are also open 10-12 on the first Saturday of the month (closed May due to the Coronation Bank Holiday).

How to find us

Collecting your donations

We can sometimes offer furniture collection for larger items. Please email info@thearchesnottingham.org, including your phone number, to discuss donating.

We can currently accept the following:

We’re grateful for donations in good, clean condition; items you'd be happy to give to a friend. Please email info@thearchesnottingham.org if you are unsure about your donation.


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    We accept

    • Single and double beds and frames
    • Small sofas (max 2 metres in length)
    • Chests of drawers
    • Dining tables & chairs
    • Coffee tables


  • We accept image

    We accept

    • Fridges
    • Freezers
    • Washing machines
    • Microwaves
    • Toasters
    • Kettles
    • Sterilisers (baby bottles)

Children and Baby

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    We accept

    • Cots
    • Stairgates
    • Moses baskets
    • Cots
    • High chairs
    • Bedding
    • Sterilisers and sets of bottles
    • Travel systems
    • Baby sleeping bags


  • We accept image

    We accept

    • Bedding: clean pillows, clean duvets, nearly new sheets
    • Cutlery sets
    • Sets of bowls, plates, mugs
    • Saucepans, pots and frying pans
    • New and nearly new towels
    • Tea towels
    • Spatulas, slotted spoons, new wooden spoons
  • We don't accept image

    We don't accept

    • Decorative cushions
    • Broken or stained items
    • Armchairs or recliners
    • Clothing
    • Non-essential kitchen items (lemon squeezers, tea sets etc)
    • Bric-a-brac, vases and books
    • Car seats

Donating to our shop:

The Attic sells vintage and retro homeware and furniture, designer clothes and accessories. Sales from The Attic generate funds that we re-invest into The Arches and buy essential furniture or household items to meet the needs of our visitors.


"The Arches provides essential help for individuals and families who feel helpless due to their circumstances with needs they simply cannot meet themselves. They’ve helped people make a fresh start and struggling parents to better meet the needs of their children."

Nottingham City Council, Children and Families Social Worker