Give Up Clothes For Good

Help more children and young people survive cancer.

Give Up Clothes For Good helps transform the items you no longer need into funds for life-saving research into children's and young people's cancers. Simply donate a bag of pre-loved quality clothes, accessories or homeware to your local store. Not only are you helping more children survive cancer, you're also giving your pre-loved items a second life.

How to Give Up Clothes For Good

  • Why should I Give Up Clothes For Good?

    You can help more children survive cancer by donating a bag of pre-loved quality clothes, accessories or homeware to any TK Maxx store. There are donation points in every store and you can donate at any time, all year round.
  • What can I donate?

    Any good quality clothing, accessories and homeware that you no longer need, in any bag. Each bag of donated items could raise up to £25 for Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People.
  • What happens to my donations?

    All items are sold in Cancer Research UK shops. If they can't be sold, they could be repurposed or recycled. All the money raised goes to Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People to help more children survive cancer.
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Your donations help Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People

More children and young people than ever are surviving cancer in the UK. But every year, around 510 children and young people in the UK die from cancer. And some of those who survive can experience serious long-term side effects for the rest of their lives. Since 2004, with your help, we've raised over £34 million for Cancer Research UK's work to help more children and young people survive cancer with a good quality of life.

The children’s stories

The incredible Rayaan, Pippa, Luke & Matilda


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Meet Rayaan

Rayaan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was just two. His treatment included chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Mum Aneesa said: “During treatment, Rayaan could not walk which was really hard for him, but he smiled through every step. He’s my star.” After finishing treatment in summer 2019 Rayaan is now back at school and doing well.

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Meet Pippa

Pippa was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2017. Her mum Laura said she knew something was seriously wrong, but never thought it could be cancer. Pippa started months of chemotherapy in 2017 very soon after she was diagnosed and finished in 2019. She’s now doing ok.

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Meet Luke

When Luke was six months old he was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma - a rare type of liver cancer. His treatment included a seven-hour operation and chemotherapy. He also took part in a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial which tested if hearing loss could be prevented in children with liver cancer who had chemotherapy.

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Meet Matilda

Matilda was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2016, after suffering infections, fevers and breathing problems. Mum Gabby shared how difficult a time it was: “We had to break our family in two while Matilda received treatment in hospital, but she never moaned or made a fuss. She really is the bravest person I know.” Matilda’s treatment finished in 2019 and she loves baking, singing and dancing.

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By donating your clothes at TK Maxx you’re having a positive impact on the environment. Since 2004 you have helped recycle over 1.6m bags – this equates to over 8000 tonnes of pre-loved items being given a second life and a saving of 180,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. Read More
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Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence

Building on a 16-year long partnership between TK Maxx and Cancer Research UK, TK Maxx is supporting the Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People Children's Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, which is improving how drugs are developed for children with brain tumours. The money raised to fund this centre will be generated through customer donations and associate fundraising.

Make your clothes last longer

  • Do you really need to wash it? Washing your clothes at 30°C makes them last longer and reduces the impact on the planet, but items such as wool jumpers and coats can be aired or spot-cleaned instead. Think twice before putting items in the wash basket.
  • If you've fallen out of love with an item, donating is a great option, but for items you still love that just need a little TLC, why not consider making do and mending. From a broken zip to a hole, a quick patch up and you'll be giving it a second life.

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