The following items are rarely if ever needed as we provide support for adults only, most of whom are men, and their requirements are generally for outdoor, weatherproof, informal clothing. Please do not bring any of these items to the Gatehouse as donations unless we have specifically made a one-off request for them and you have received confirmation from us that we would like to receive them.
Any of the donated items that are not needed or not appropriate for use by Guests at the Gatehouse subsequently need to be sorted, and either recycled, passed on to another charitable organisation, or otherwise disposed of, all of which takes up valuable time for our hard-working staff and volunteers. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
On occasions where we have been donated clothing that can’t be used by our community but is suitable for charity shops or recycling, we do this through our partner recycling company We Recycle Clothes or a local charity shop in an attempt to reduce waste and the impact on the environment. The minimal funds earned from recycling go straight back into our community centre.
Find out more about We Recycle Clothes