The Great-ish Donate
Leaving for home? Don’t carry all that unwanted stuff with you, donate it right here on your doorstep to make a real difference. Not in Halls? Click here!
What is The Great-ish Donate?
At the end of every year, students have excess belongings, clothes and food, the Great Donate normally head round campus to collect these. This year we’re asking residents to sort their belongings before they leave and have a look for anything they don’t need or want.
Don’t dump it – DONATE IT
Do your bit this summer and turn your old unwanted items into amazing gifts for local charities to benefit from!
In the donation bags & bins
- Cookware & Crockery
- Posters & Paintings
- Other nice Stuff
British Heart Foundation
In the FoodHub donation point or the SU drop off
SU Food Hub
- Long life milk & cartons
- Tins and cans
- Pasta, cereals, pulses & grains
- Jars, Jams, Sauces & Condiments
- Breakfast cereals & long-life pastries
- Drinks, juices and cordials
- Biscuits, tea & coffee
We also accept unused and unopen:
- Hygiene products & toiletries
Ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Reslife team
What can I NOT donate in my bag?
Broken items or broken electronics
Knives and scissors
Duvets & bedding or sheets
Pillows and cushions (cushion covers are fine)
What can I NOT put into a Foodhub donation?
Any fresh or frozen food
Any opened or unsealed food
Donating Food ? FAQ
What if it is out of date?
We can accept some items of food past their “Best Before” (BBE) date so please feel free to donate these too – just make sure the date is clear.
We work with local organisations to use food that is past its best but is still good to eat.
What if its damaged but good?
We can take items which are slightly damaged or dented, however you should ensure that there’s no holes in the protective packets or cans that could have spoiled the food. If the item is heavily damaged, stained or soiled please dispose of it or use yourself.
Individually wrapped & multipack items
Have a multipack of soaps? Only half used a 4 pack of beans? You can donate part packets of multipacket food if the items have their own packaging. (E.g. crisps, drinks cans)
I can’t find an Expiry date?
If the expiry date is missing or removed, please don’t donate these items.
Not a Halls Resident?
Don't worry you can still take part.
Donate belongings to the BHF bins or campus OR visit your local BHF Store
Drop food donations to a Foodhub Point or to the SU Reception on College Rd.
You can find out all the info you need above or message us @staffsunion on social channels
Tell us about your donations using #TheGreatDonate