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Important Announcement About our Retail Shops (click to expand)

With our staff, volunteers and customers at the forefront of our plans, we are taking every precaution to ensure that our shops comply with the required COVID measures.  Prior to lockdown our Retail team worked hard to deep clean all areas of our shops and we now have a small group of staff working equally as hard to prepare each of the shops in readiness for their re-opening.

Whilst the Retail sector is beginning to re-open their shops this week, we have taken the decision to re-open some of our shops with effect from the first week in July, with others opening in a phased approach throughout the rest of that month. Not all of our shops are re-opened, please refer to the list of open shops below.

You may already be aware that we will be unable to receive donations in our shops for the foreseeable future and in order that we can continue to receive your pre-loved quality items, we are at present working hard to organise ‘donation stations’ around our area so that you will be able to continue to donate to the Charity.

We are grateful to our fantastic team of Retail Volunteers and can’t wait to invite them back into the shops when we have organised all COVID measures and it is safe for them to support us in their volunteering roles once again.  We will be in touch with all volunteers in the next few weeks to provide a full update.

We kindly request masks are worn in our shops. Our shops are closed at lunchtime (1 – 1.30pm).

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding to help us keep our shops a safe environment for staff, volunteers and customers.


Donating to our Shops

Thurs 22 October 2020: Update about Donating Goods

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who has donated to us since reopening in July – thank you so much to everyone who has donated.

Due to quarantining regulations, we are processing donations in a different way and this is naturally taking more time.  We are still taking good quality donations as below, or please call  023 9238 3611 to book a slot with the Stop n Drop donation service at our Farlington Warehouse.

Thank you again for your ongoing understanding, patience and support.


We are pleased to announce that with effect from Monday 26 October, several of our shops are extending their opening days to include Mondays!

The following shops will be open Monday – Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm, closing for lunch 1.00-1.30pm.

  • Bishops Waltham
  • Cosham Furniture Shop
  • Emsworth
  • Fareham
  • Gosport Emporium
  • Lee on the Solent
  • Southsea Emporium
  • Stubbington

The following shops are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm, closing for lunch 1.00pm-1.30pm

  • Fratton
  • Hayling Island
  • Leigh Park
  • North End
  • Petersfield Emporium (Tuesday – Sunday with effect from 1 November)

Please note:

  • Wickham remains open Friday – Sunday, 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Cowplain Craft will be open Monday – Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm, closing for lunch 1.00pm – 1.30pm from Monday 2 November


We are pleased to announce we can accept contactless donations of your pre-loved, clean, quality items at several shop locations via our vans only (see below).

Please help us by ensuring all clothing is bagged in black bags and breakables are well packed in boxes.

If your nearest shop is not listed, please call our Farlington Warehouse on 023 9238 3611 to arrange a “stop n drop” donation. Please note, our shops cannot accept donations, therefore please use our vans where possible.

  • Bishops Waltham – Wednesdays, 11.00am – 1.00pm, van behind the shop
  • Emsworth – Fridays, 9.30am – 11.30am, van outside the shop
  • Gosport – see Lee on the Solent
  • Lee on the Solent – Thursdays 9.30am – 11.30am, van behind the shop
  • Petersfield – Wednesdays, 11.00am – 1.00pm, van behind the shop
  • Stubbington – see Lee on the Solent
  • Wickham – see Bishops Waltham

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Visit the Rowans Hospice ebay shop –  an extension of our high street shops in the comfort of your own home!

We have something for everyone, including some of the more unique items that have been donated, along with the latest fashion and accessories.

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Retail Gift Aid

gift aidBy enabling us to claim Gift Aid on your donated items, we get an extra 25p for every £1 raised, generating vital extra income for us at no extra cost to you.

Please fill out a form when you take donations to Farlington. We can not process retail Gift Aid applications in our shops at the moment.

Terms and Conditions
To be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme, you must be a UK tax payer and have paid enough Income or Capital Gains tax to cover all of your donations. Please read our full Gift Aid Terms and Conditions.

Shop Locator

PLEASE NOTE: The only shops currently open are:
Fareham .. Cosham Furniture .. Hayling Island .. Leigh Park .. Emsworth .. Bishops Waltham .. Cowplain .. Lee-on-Solent .. Petersfield Emporium .. Southsea Emporium (no 11) .. Gosport Emporium .. Stubbington .. Wickham

Further shops will be opened in a phased approach and we will update this list regularly.

To find out which of our shops is closest to you, please use our shop locator:

      What we can’t accept:

      Whilst we are grateful for all donations, there are some items we cannot accept due to Health and Safety or legal reasons.
      If you have read this list and you’re still not sure if your item will be accepted, please call your nearest shop who will advise you.

      Furniture and homewares
      • upholstered furniture without a fire label
      • furniture with noticeable rips, stains, chips, cracks and scratches
      • furniture with missing parts or damage that may make the item unsafe
      • musical organs or pianos
      • homemade cushions
      • candles without instructions
      • linens
      • beds
      • mattresses
      • duvets and pillows that have been used
      • sewing machines
      • knitting machines
      Sports equipment
      • buoyancy aids, lifejackets, inflatable dinghies
      • safety helmets, riding hats, cycle helmets, crash helmets
      • climbing equipment, ropes and harnesses
      • firefighting equipment
      • roller boots/blades/skates
      • car seats
      • prams, pushchairs and buggies
      • highchairs
      • cots, carry cots, playpens
      • baby baths, mattresses, bouncing harnesses and baby walkers
      • toys without the CE mark or are handmade
      • toys intended for use in water
      • TVs, video and DVD players
      • All CDs/DVDs
      • Large quantities of books
      • video and audio tapes
      • home-recorded DVDs, video and audio tapes
      • home-recorded computer games and software
      • all IT equipment
      • electric blankets
      • electric showers
      • sun beds and tanning equipment
      • waste disposal units
      • lawn mowers and large electrical gardening equipment
      • white goods (fridges, dishwashers etc)
      • electrical plus, extension leads and wiring
      Heating and cooking
      • gas appliances, either mains or gas bottles
      • paraffin stoves
      • heaters (electric or gas)
      • oil filled radiators
      • storage heaters
      • oil and gas agas
      • soda streams cylinders
      Sharp knives or weapons
      • knives
      • swords, sword stocks, crossbows
      • guns and ammunition (including replica guns, unless an obvious toy)
      • razors and razor blades
      • alcohol
      • aerosols
      • food items
      • chemicals
      • cosmetics unless sealed and new
      • items made from endangered species, including ivory
      • fireworks
      • medicine and medical equipment
      • petrol or diesel fueled garden tools such as lawn mowers
      • used personal appliances such as shavers and foot spas
      • Prescription spectacles


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