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Top 10 places to donate books in Gloucestershire

Updated: Mar 3

Are you looking for a location to donate your books in the Gloucestershire area? We’re got you covered with the top 10 donation options for you.

Where can I donate books in Gloucestershire? In Gloucestershire you have a number of options. First, you can schedule a book pickup at your desired location using this service. Second, you can drop off books in donation bins. Or third, you can drop books at your local charity shop.

Top 10 Places to Donate Books in Gloucestershire

Below you will find the top places we recommend to donate your unwanted books.

1. Schedule a book pick-up

If you don’t want to go through the trouble of moving all your books from one place to another, the best option we recommend is using a book pick-up service. We offer local used book picks ups for the Gloucestershire area for free.

To schedule a pick up in the Gloucestershire area, click here to fill out our form with your number and email along with what day/time works best for you, and we’ll arrange a pick up ASAP.

2. Use a donation bin

If you’re looking for a donation bin that accepts books your best bet is to go to Swindon Road Recycling centre in Cheltenham as Salvation Army has one there, they also accept both CDs and DVDs. They collect the bin every morning so you shouldn’t have trouble with it being overflowed.

Address:

Swindon Rd

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

GL51 9JZ

3. Use a local charity shop


Oxfam

There’s a couple of Oxfam available locally in the Gloucestershire area one is Cheltenham which you can find at :

Address:

31 Cambray Pl

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

GL50 1JP

Telephone:

01242511650

The other is in Gloucester with the following address:

Address:

72 Northgate St,

Gloucester

Gloucestershire

GL1 1SL

Telephone:

01452381064

Oxfam is a global movement of people, working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means they tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together, they save, protect and rebuild lives when disaster strikes. They help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. they take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. Oxfam does a huge amount of charitable work worldwide so when you donate to them you are a contributing factor!

4. Sue Ryder

There are a few Sue Ryder locations in the Gloucestershire area you can find one in Cheltenham at the following address:

Address:

Unit 2

107 Tewkesbury Rd

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

GL51 9DW

Telephone:

01242 518786

Another is in Gloucester with the following address:

Address:

Kingsway Local Centre

8-9 Thatcham Ave,

Quedgeley

Gloucester

Gloucestershire

GL2 2GT

Telephone:

01452 729735

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – they’re there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can. Sue Ryder started in 1953 and has done so much positive work so when you donate to them this is the cause that you will help support.

5. British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundations that are available locally include one in Cheltenham at:


Address:

69 High St

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

GL50 1DU

Telephone:

01242 285910

There's also one available in Gloucester at:

Address:

17 Westgate St,

Gloucester

Gloucestershire

GL1 2NW

Telephone:

01452 310588

British Heart foundation fund over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart diseases. Stroke. Vascular dementia. Diabetes. They are a fantastic cause to get behind if you have one local to you.

6. Helen & Douglas House


There's one available in Stow on the Wold with the following address:


Address:

1 Church St,

Stow-on-the-Wold,

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

GL54 1AF

Telephone:

01451 870692

Helen & Douglas House is a home from home for local terminally ill children and their families. They provide round-the-clock care in a warm, loving environment. They’re a comforting cocoon filled with laughter, a peaceful place where families can create happy memories in their last days, weeks, months or years together. Donating here helps to aid the amazing work they do.

7. Cancer Research

The cancer research in Cheltenham is available here:


Address:

267 High St,

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

GL50 3HJ

Telephone:

01242 227801

And Gloucester:

Address:

12 The Oxebode,

Gloucester

Gloucestershire

GL1 1RZ

Telephone:

01452417727

Cancer Research want survival in the UK to be among the best in the world. They’re focusing their efforts in four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective.

They’ll continue to support research into all types of cancer and across all age groups. And we’re keeping our focus on understanding the biology of cancer so we can use this vital knowledge to save more lives. If a store is local to you donating is a great way to contribute.

8. British red cross

A couple of the British Red Cross stores available include:


Address:

200 Bath Rd

Cheltenham

GL53 7NE

Gloucestershire

Telephone:

01242 575732

Address:

British Red Cross Centre

Link Road

Tewkesbury

Gloucestershire

GL20 5JQ

Telephone:

0844 871 8000

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement was born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield. The Movement endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, co-operation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.

9. Age UK

Local Age UK’s are as follows:


Address:

145 Bath Rd

Cheltenham

GL53 7LT


Telephone:

01242 252454

There's also one available in Stroud at:


Address:

9 George St

Stroud

Gloucestershire

GL5 3DX

Telephone:

01453 756592

Age UK is the country's leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before. Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.

10. Longfield Hospice

A couple of Longfield Hospice stores available are:


Address:

174A

Bath Rd

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

GL53 7NF


Telephone:

01242 574101

Address:

45 Northgate St

Gloucester

Gloucestershire

GL1 2AJ


Telephone:

01452 300505

They support adults with life-limiting illness from their diagnosis onwards. They help people to understand and manage their illness, to cope with its impact on their lives, as well as supporting them to live well. Importantly, they support family and carers too. They provide a Hospice at Home service, enabling people in the last three months of life to stay at home if that is their choice. Their services also include help for families to deal effectively with their grief, and education for other professionals who are looking after people at the end of life. They sum up the benefits of what we offer as ‘Living well; Dying well; Caring well’.

Please call ahead when donating books to ensure the shop has enough room for your books!


We hope this article has provided you with a few ideas of what you can do with unwanted books in the Gloucestershire area! Anything you can donate helps us with our mission of keeping books out of landfills.


If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to get in contact via our website or via our email at: harry@usedbookdonations.co.uk and we will do our best to help you!


Thanks!


Harry

Used Book Donations


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